Bangladesh has gotten 19,467sqkm from India

Discussion in 'Defence & Strategic Issues' started by Samar Rathi, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. Samar Rathi

    Samar Rathi Regular Member

    May 11, 2013
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    The verdict, binding on both countries, opens the way for Bangladesh to explore for oil and gas in the Bay of Bengal, the site of important energy reserves.

    "It is the victory of friendship and a win-win situation for the peoples of Bangladesh and India," Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali told a news conference on Tuesday to announce the ruling of the Hague-based Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) on the sea boundary.

    The dispute had hampered the economic development of both countries for more than three decades, he added.

    "We commend India for its willingness to resolve this matter peacefully by legal means and for its acceptance of the tribunal’s judgment," Ali added.

    There was no immediate comment from India.

    Bangladesh, with a population of 160 million and strong economic growth, has battled supply shortages to keep its gas-fired power plants and industries running.

    The award brings to an end an arbitration process Bangladesh kicked off in 2009 under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, over disputes with Myanmar and India.

    The Myanmar dispute was settled in 2012 after arbitration at the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea in Hamburg.

    Bangladesh finally won more than 118,813 square km of waters comprising territorial sea and an exclusive economic zone extending out to 200 nautical miles, the minister said.

    UN tribunal rules for Bangladesh in sea border dispute with India
  3. Neo

    Neo Senior Member Senior Member

    Feb 17, 2009
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    A matter solved legally. Congrats BD!
  4. ITBP

    ITBP Regular Member

    May 14, 2014
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    India should capture it forcefully as pay back BD's torture on Hindus and BD agenda of changing demography of NE India.

    BD should be clearly told either you will take back those millions of migrants or will take this water. India should be strict, International Court cant force India, because India is powerful so throw what they say to garbage.

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