A military endorsed car rally through north-east India, across Burma…to Yangon has just been flagged off by the Indian Defence Minister. The rally traverses a route that is maybe just starting to re-emerge as a viable conduit for everyday trade and transportation. The rally is considered sufficiently interesting that media across India have picked up the story. Hopefully, more will be published about all-things-rally throughout December as the cars snake their way to Burma.

More details follow from the official Indian press release:

The rally, comprising 14 teams including three from the Myanmar Army, will cover a distance of more 8000 km and traverse over rugged mountains, dense forest and numerous rivers. The rallyist will pass through UP, Bihar, Assam, Nagaland and Manipur and enter Myanmar at Moreh. In Myanmar, they will transit through Tamu, Mandalay, Taungoo and finally reach Yangon. This route will acquaint them with a number of historical battle fields of the Burma Campaign of World War II, where a number of Indian Army Regiments had won their Battle Honours with distinction.