• Reciprocal Operations | Against Separatists by Indian And Myanmar Army

    SUBIR BHAUMIK | Naypyidaw and Shillong THE Indian army has completed a brief counter–insurgency drive against the Arakan Army (AA), now the strongest rebel group fighting for autonomy in Myanmar's troubled Rakhine province. At least three AA camps in Chhimtuipui district of India's northeastern state of Mizoram have been demolished, Indian army sources said. But details of casualties or arrests were not yet available. One senior Indian army officer, speaking on condition of anonymity, told LOOKEAST that the operation was 'reciprocal', suggesting a return of favour for the Burmese military operation against northeast Indian rebel bases in Myanmar's Sagaing province in early February. But he said these were no surgical strikes, as suggested by some in the Indian media.   Senior Indian army officer, speaking on condition of… …. 


  • How Bangladesh Saved Rohingyas

    MOHAMMAD ZIAUDDIN | REPORTS out of the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh usually focus on the massive humanitarian efforts carried out by host country and its international partners. Together, they have supplied food, education, housing and medicine for hundreds of thousands of people with no other place to go. Even more remarkable is what has not happened. There has been no terrorism, no mass radicalisation and no loss of life due to illness, flooding or religious bigotry.… ….