A U.S. Senator has sharply criticized India for hosting Burmese military ruler General Than Shwe on a visit.
In a statement released Thursday, Senator Mitch McConnell says the trip is, in his words, "absolutely appalling."
He says gains from the visit will only serve Burma's military junta, and not the country's people.
Mr. McConnell called on India to do more for Burmese people who struggle for democracy.
Information for this report is provided by AFP.