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The BIMSTEC military drill and conclave of Army Chiefs….

The BIMSTEC military drill and conclave of Army Chiefs from these countries may have seen less than optimum participation but the forum did prove to be beneficial for some behind-the-scene frank discussions, those in the know point out. Army Chiefs of Bangladesh and Myanmar for instance had a detailed discussion on ‘Rohingya refugees,’ and the ways to solve the conundrum on the sidelines of the Chiefs’ Conclave in Pune last weekend. Whether it will lead to some quicker solution to the Rohingya issue between Myanmar and Bangladesh remains to be seen but at least the Chiefs’ now have a regional forum to meet and compare notes. Earlier, most of the Chiefs from the region met only at some Asia-Pacific event or at a forum organised by the United States.