Uri Attack: Bangladesh Stands With India, Envoy

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Dhaka: As India mulls its options against Pakistan in the aftermath of the Uri attack, Bangladesh has said that the spirit of the 1971 Liberation War against Pakistan will remain in the relationship between New Delhi and Dhaka.

“As a freedom fighter of 1971, we fought alongside the Indians during our war of liberation, I want the spirit of 1971 to remain in our relations,” Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali told CNN-News18.

The Bangladesh High Commissioner also asserted that in case India decides to strike Pakistan militarily, there will be consultation at the highest political level between New Delhi and Dhaka.

“It’s a sensitive issue,” Ali said, adding, “right now it’s hypothetical, but as close neighbours and allies and friends we will act together.”

“Our PM has strongly worded Bangladesh’s position. We have zero tolerance towards terrorism. Bangladesh stands with India at this difficult hour,” Ali said.

Adding that Bangladesh will continue to work together to eradicate terrorism from this region, the high commissioner said Dhaka was waiting for Indian agencies to complete their investigation. “After they have done it, we will take it up at the highest level for consultation,” he said.

 

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