Participation by Burma in Navy Exercises
Senator Ludlam asked on Wednesday, 15 February 2012, Hansard page 35:
In terms of multilateral Navy exercises hosted by India in which Australia and Burma both participate, has Australia raised with India any concerns over Burmese participation?
Australia has no role in the development of the invitations list to Exercise MILAN, as this is for the host nation India to determine. Our records do not indicate any representations being made to India over Burma's participation in Exercise MILAN. As a rule, however, Defence will engage foreign officials and exercise planners when necessary to ensure contact between the ADF
and the Burmese military is limited during the conduct of international activities