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War Cry Or Poll Bugle?

Could Bangladesh go to war with its Myanmar? Unthinkable as it may appear, many Bangladeshis say the government is under mounting pressure from the public who would like to see the Myanmarese army given a bloody nose for its treatment of the Rohingya. There are demands to increase the size of the army from its current 150,000 men to 200,000. It is argued in some quarters that historically, Rakhine had an identity separate from Myanmar. Are the drums of war being sounded with an eye on the polls next month?