India woos Burma to boost trade
17 January 2014 Last updated at 07:21 GMT
During Burma's years of international isolation the one friend it could rely on both politically and economically was China.
The Chinese became the country's biggest trading partner and invested billions of dollars in vast infrastructure projects.
But with the coming of reforms relations with China have cooled - and other countries such as India are sensing a chance to get a stake in what many expect to be a rapidly growing economy.
The Indians are trying to boost their exports to Burma, also known as Myanmar.
The BBC's Jonah Fisher visited a trade fair being held in the biggest city Rangoon, also known as Yangon.