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May 26, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Dhaka’s critique

Bangladesh has reiterated its demand for a joint survey of the New Moore Island (which it calls South Talpatty) and rejected as untenable India’s claim on the island in the Bay of Bengal.

By: Editorial |
May 26, 2021 3:56:57 am
A foreign office spokersperson rejected the “so-called results of the unilateral and illegal survey” conducted by India.

Bangladesh has reiterated its demand for a joint survey of the New Moore Island (which it calls South Talpatty) and rejected as untenable India’s claim on the island in the Bay of Bengal. A foreign office spokersperson rejected the “so-called results of the unilateral and illegal survey” conducted by India. He told the official news agency, BSS, that in its verbal notes to New Delhi since May 11, the government had said that the survey conducted by the Indian vessel, Sandhyayak, was “in violation of the agreements and treaties” between the two countries. It also “violated internationally-accepted norms and practices”. The spokesperson described the Indian vessel which conducted the survey “as an armed naval boat”.

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