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'Bangladesh won't allow anti-India activities'

April 05, 2007 18:36 IST
Seeking to address New Delhi's concerns over presence of northeast insurgent camps in Bangladesh, its caretaker government on Thursday said it would not allow any anti-India activity.

Foreign Adviser Iftekar Ahmed Chowdhury said an assurance in this regard has been conveyed to India.

"We have assured the Indian authorities that under no circumstances, to the extent possible on my part, that we will allow our territory to be used for any activity against India and we will ensure that this is not done," he told NDTV.

Asked whether he agreed that anti-India militant groups have been operating from Bangladesh, Chowdhury said, "It is not for me to talk of what had happened in the past. But, as I have said, this government, the caretaker government, has given all kinds of signals to India saying that we will not permit this, to the extent possible on our part."

When referred to Indian intelligence reports which suggest that ULFA chief Paresh Barua and other top leaders are in Bangladesh, he said security agencies of the two countries, including border forces, have been in touch and are exchanging information.

"I am sure we will be able to resolve any situation of this type in between us in a way that is amicable to both parties." India has been conveying its concerns with regard to presence of northeast insurgent camps and leaders in Bangladesh and pressing Dhaka to take action against them.

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