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Burma’s military trained by Russia in nuclear sciences

‘Russia trained 4,000 Myanmar nuclear officers’ – Hindustan Times, Bangkok, August 06, 2010 Russia has trained 4,185 Myanmar military officers in nuclear sciences over the past decade but only a “sprinkling” of scholars have pursued the positive uses of the energy source, a Myanmar academic said on Friday. Myanmar’s nuclear ambitions have been a subject of concern in recent years after allegations by defectors that the pariah regime is keen to develop nuclear weapons in cooperation with North Korea.Myanmar’s ruling junta, however, claims that its nuclear ambitions are purely medical in nature.

Maung Zarni, a research fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science, pointed out that only a handful of the Myanmar graduates who have studied nuclear-related technologies in Moscow had medical backgrounds, raising questions about th

‘Russia trained 4,000 Myanmar nuclear officers’ – Hindustan Times

August 7, 2010 - Posted by | Burma, weapons and war | ,

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