Modi Gives Call to Respect Myanmar’s Integrity: 

Modi Gives Call to Respect Myanmar’s Integrity:

Context

The Rohingya refugee crisis that started in 2015 has taken an ugly turn now. In last two weeks, around 1,25,000 Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh.

What led to the worsening of the situation?

  • Recently Myanmar’s military launched a crackdown in Rakhine.
  • Just after two weeks, over 1,25,000 Rohingya Muslims fled the state of Rakhine and poured into Bangladesh

What has been India’s approach towards the crisis?

  • Indian government has issued a public statement stating that it shares Myanmar’s concerns over “extremist violence” in the Rakhine State.
  • Prime Minister of India is making his first bilateral visit to Myanmar in midst of this refugee crisis.

What is the outcome of the Bilateral meet?

  • Both India and Myanmar vowed to combat terror and boost security cooperation.
  • The first bilateral meet between India and Myanmar led to signing of 11 agreements between the two sides in areas like maritime security, strengthening democratic institutions in Myanmar, health and information technology
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