India will nearly double its development aid to Burma in 2007, earmarking 18 million dollars in funds to help with projects in the military-ruled country.
India's Foreign Ministry unveiled the 2007-2008 budget during a meeting in the legislature on Wednesday. Last year's development aid for Burma was 10 million dollars.
International rights organizations have criticized India's aid and investments in Burma, which they say help to prop up the military government.
Indian officials argue that it is up to the people of Burma to decide what type of government they want.
Some form of military government has ruled Burma since 1962.