India has been pursuing a new Burma policy since 1993 to meet its emerging strategic interests in the region. This article assesses 15 years of this ““velvet policy”” toward Burma's military regime and argues that New Delhi has faced more frustration than satisfaction in achieving its strategic objectives as a result of this shift in policy.
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Errata: In the September/October 2016 issue (volume 56 number 5, pages 836 and 849), there was a technical printing error in Figures 1b and 2 of the article by Ajay Raina that resulted in a loss of data on the graphs. This online article contains the restored figures in their original, correct state. The error is regretted.