India has dismissed studies that it reached out to leaders of the BIMSTEC grouping – which incorporates Myanmar – for subsequent yr’s Republic Day celebrations in Delhi.
“We’ve got seen a speculative media report relating to the Chief Visitor for Republic Day 2022. The report is inaccurate and has no factual foundation,” Overseas Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi stated on media studies relating to the chief visitor for Republic Day 2022.
Myanmar was thrown into the highlight by a February 1 coup, when its navy ousted the elected authorities of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. What adopted was greater than a thousand civilian deaths and several other thousand arrests in Myanmar navy’s bloody crackdown on dissent.
The media studies stated that India was planning to have leaders of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Financial Cooperation or BIMSTEC nations for the Republic Day occasion. BIMSTEC is a subregional grouping with seven South Asian nations as members – India, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.
Leaders of Bimstec attended Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s swearing-in at first of his second time period in Might 2019.
Earlier, the Affiliation of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) downgraded Myanmar’s participation in a summit which began at present of their sharpest rebuke but of its leaders following the navy takeover.