Dhaka ‘strongly protests’ violation of airspace by Myanmar helicopters

Asma khandaker:   After repeated incursions on Friday morning, Bangladesh has strongly protested the 1111recent instances of violation of its airspace by Myanmarese army helicopters. Bangladesh demanded Myanmar take immediate measures to prevent amy recurrence of such incursions in future.

In a Diplomatic note sent to the Embassy of Myanmar in Dhaka on Friday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs protested the repeated instances of violation of Bangladesh’s air space by a number of Myanmarese helicopters on 27 and 28 August and then again today (1 September).

This morning, Myanmar helicopters violated Bangladesh’s air pace near Ukhia on three occasions.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stressed that these instances of incursion into Bangladesh airspace by Myanmar helicopters run contrary to the good neighbourly relations and could lead to an unwarranted situation.

The Ministry further emphasized that while Bangladesh has been cooperating with Myanmar in the security sector, such instances violation of sovereignty may affect the existing understanding and cooperation between the two countries.

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