Sushma Calls Hasina, Vows to Back Dhaka on Rohingya Issue
Hasina says her govt has designated land for makeshift shelters, but if Rohingyas stay for too long, it would be a big challenge India helping Myanmar to develop social & economic projects in the Rakhine state
New Delhi: IndianForeignMinister S u s h ma S wa r a j called up Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday night and assuredherof NewDelhi’sfullsupport on the Rohingya infiltration issue. “India’s position is the same as Bangladesh’s on the Rohingya issue,” Bangladesh government sources quoted Swaraj as telling Hasina during the phone call. Swaraj is also understood to have appraised Hasina about India urging Myanmar to take steps to stop Rohingyas from fleeing. India is assisting Myanmar to develop socioeconomic projects in the Rakhine state to settle Rohingyas there and improve the local economy there. But Delhi is closely working with Yangon to counter the ISI-sponsored terrorists within the Rohingyas.