An interesting commentary. It is time that India balances the necessity of democracy visiting Myanmar with its strategic requirements. China has made vast inroads and it is time India exerts her rightful place in South Asia to include Myanmar. With Aung San Suu Kyi freed and she being on a reconciliation mode with the Junta and if she can use her influence with the West to lift sanctions, it will bring succour to the impoverished common man. This will also allow the West inroads into Myanmar and would in the long run be beneficial to the West wherein it will have some leverage to influence the outcomes of Myanmar's actions. India too must play its part with caution. Tharoor's commentary requires note. In the sum total, the West and India has to play a positive role so that the influence of China, which has caused the impoverishment of Myanmar is reduced.