Gen Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq has said Bangladesh is currently in talks with Myanmar over the Rohingya crisis and he was certain “an amicable solution would be reached very soon.”
The Bangladesh Army chief was the reviewing officer at Indian Military Academy’s Passing Out Parade (POP) in Dehradun, and was asked about the recent strained ties between Bangladesh and Myanmar over the Rohingya refugee issue, reports the Times of India
In just a few months, almost a million Rohingyas have fled Myanmar and sought refuge in Bangladesh. It has been alleged, military drones and helicopters belonging to the Myanmar armed forces have violated Bangladeshi airspace in September.
The Bangladesh Army chief also issued warnings saying such “provocative acts may lead to unwarranted consequences.” While speaking to news correspondents at the POP, the general assured them about “the situation normalising soon.”
The general reviewed the performance of 487 cadets from 78 countries who took part in POP, after completing their autumn training course, reports OutlookIndia.
He also paid tribute to the fallen Indian soldiers who gave their lives in the Bangladesh’s Liberation War of 1971, saying it was “a momentous event which would further cement bilateral ties between India and Bangladesh.”
He also hinted at the possibility of further joint exercises being conducted by both Indian and Bangladeshi armies in the future, saying: “We already have many exchanges and joint exercises and both the countries would further work towards it.”