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The Kachin Independence Army (; abbreviated KIA) is the military arm of the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO), a political group composed of ethnic Kachins in northern Burma (Myanmar). The Kachins are a coalition of six tribes whose homeland encompasses territory in Yunnan, China and far-eastern India, in addition to Kachin State in Burma. __TOC__ - Source: Wikipedia
In a recent air-combat exercise, the drill master pulled a trick on the "Red Team" representing the Chinese air force by having pilots of the enemy "Blue Team" shout orders in English.
Myanmar's army is poised for a major assault on Kachin minority rebels, the guerrilla group said Thursday, despite calls for an end to the violence that has cast a shadow over the new regime's reforms.
A civil war between Myanmar's army and Christian rebels in the Asian nation's northernmost state is threatening the military-backed government's efforts to normalize relations with the West.
China's frenzied dam-building at home and abroad is emerging as a flash point in interstate and intrastate relations in Asia. The latest case is Burma's decision to suspend work on a controversial Chinese-funded dam that has become a symbol of China's resource greed and a trigger for renewed ethnic insurgency in northern Myanmar areas.