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Pakistan's warming ties with Myanmar

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Myanmar Military Commander in Chief Senior General, Min Aung Hlaing, salutes the national flag during a parade to mark the 70th anniversary of Armed Forces Day in Myanmar's capital Naypyitaw, March 27.   © Reuters

The British Empire revolved around the Indian subcontinent, which it called the jewel in its crown. Through India, the British projected power from the Middle East all the way to Northeast Asia.

     In 2015, there is a different kind of diplomatic activity between Islamabad and Naypyitaw. Multiple defense pacts are being signed between Pakistan's and Myanmar's armies. For Myanmar, it has been the British, and in particular its military, that has helped bring it in from the cold.

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