Burmese military delegation visit a hilly town in Bangladesh
Dhaka, 24th September 03: The visiting Burmese military delegation on Sunday visited a hilly district town in the southeastern part of Bangladesh.
The twelve-member high-level military team led by Lieutenant General Aung Htwe, commander of the Burmese defence ministry, called at a Buddhist monastery in Rangamati Town in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, about three hundred kilometres southeast of Dhaka. The team met the abbot of the monastery, popularly known as Bana Bhante (the forest monk) who is well known for his rigorous meditation and respected by a huge number of followers. Later they had a boat ride in the
According to an inter-services press report the Burmese military delegation also visited a naval base and the
The Burmese team has come to
Another significant aspect of the tour is
Other items include a special combat vehicle (SCV) roof mounted with 12.7 mm Herstal machine gun, a bonnet-mounted 7.62 mm light machine gun, bonnet-mounted 84 mm Carl Gustav M2 rocket launcher, and 81 and 60 mm mortar, the paper added.
Since the end of last month reports in the local newspapers have confirmed a large scale offensive against a number of Burmese insurgent groups along the common border by the