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Myanmar-Bangla border tense

Bangladesh has said it is responding to threats from Myanmar, which has amassed troops on the border and readied warships and jets “in preparation for a large-scale conflict”.

world Updated: Oct 12, 2009 22:49 IST

Bangladesh has said it is responding to threats from Myanmar, which has amassed troops on the border and readied warships and jets “in preparation for a large-scale conflict”.

The Myanmar military brought in tanks, artillery guns and 13 warships along its border with Bangladesh Sunday, The Daily Star newspaper said quoting army sources.

Bangladesh, too, is ready with 30 warships in Chittagong and Khulna ports, a Navy official said.