India has dismissed experiences that it reached out to leaders of the BIMSTEC grouping – which incorporates Myanmar – for subsequent 12 months’s Republic Day celebrations in Delhi.
“We’ve got seen a speculative media report concerning the Chief Visitor for Republic Day 2022. The report is inaccurate and has no factual foundation,” International Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi mentioned on media experiences concerning the chief visitor for Republic Day 2022.
Myanmar was thrown into the highlight by a February 1 coup, when its army ousted the elected authorities of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. What adopted was greater than a thousand civilian deaths and a number of other thousand arrests in Myanmar army’s bloody crackdown on dissent.
The media experiences mentioned 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 the start of his second time period in Could 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 army takeover.