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Bangladesh will stand with India if it comes under attack: Home minister

Bangladesh home minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said the unrest between India and Pakistan began when a militant attack took place on an army base at Uri in Kashmir on September 18.

world Updated: Oct 04, 2016 20:28 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka to finalise a historic land pact.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka to finalise a historic land pact.(AFP File Photo)

Bangladesh home minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said it would stand beside ‘friend’ India should it comes under attack.

“Bangladesh would stand beside India if it was attacked, because the two neighbouring countries are friends and India has always provided support to Bangladesh on several occasions and in different issues,” the Dhaka Tribune quoted Kamal, as saying on Tuesday.

“We do not share a border with Pakistan, and their land territory is 1,200 miles away from us. What they do does not affect us. We [Bangladesh] defeated them and sent them back in 1971; we don’t need to think about them any further,” he added.

Kamal said the unrest between India and Pakistan began when a militant attack took place on an army base at Uri in Kashmir on September 18. Following the attack, India claimed to have conducted surgical stikes along the LoC on September 29, which Pakistan denied vehemently.

Since, then both the Indian and the Pakistani armies have been on standby at the border in Kashmir.