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Suu Kyi visits India

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Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi urged the people of India to help her country achieve democracy as she paid a landmark visit on Wednesday to New Delhi. 

"We have not yet achieved the goal of democracy and we are still trying and we hope that... the people of India will stand by us and walk by us as we proceed along the path that they were able to proceed down many years before us,'' said Suu Kyi on her first visit in 25 years to Burma's giant neighbour.

Suu Kyi spoke of her sadness that India, which had been one of her staunchest supporters, changed tack in the 1990s and began to engage with Burma's junta at a time when it was a pariah in the West.

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