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Indian PM meets Myanmar president in historic visit
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India's prime minister held talks with Myanmar's president today in a historic visit aimed at boosting trade and energy links and contesting the influence of regional rival China.

Manmohan Singh, the first Indian premier to visit Myanmar in a quarter of a century, was greeted with a guard of honour as he met President Thein Sein in the capital.

Energy-hungry India is eyeing a raft of agreements with its neighbour after dramatic reforms in Myanmar ended its international isolation.

Manmohan Singh will travel to the main city of Yangon for talks with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday, in a move seen as a sign that India also wants to repair links with the veteran activist.

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