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Explain drone use, Bangladesh tells India

Bangladesh has sought clarification from India regarding New Delhi\'s plan to deploy unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) along the Bangladesh border, a media report said Tuesday.

Published: 10th September 2013 04:58 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th September 2013 04:59 PM   |  A+A-

By IANS

Bangladesh has sought clarification from India regarding New Delhi's plan to deploy unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) along the Bangladesh border, a media report said Tuesday.

The move came in the wake of reports in the Indian media that suggested India's Border Security Force's (BSF) planned to deploy the drones along the borders of Pakistan and Bangladesh to keep a heightened vigil.

"The plan to deploy UAVs is picking up pace... We are actively pursuing it and would like to use them not only on the western border but also on the eastern border with Bangladesh," the Daily Star quoted BSF Director General Subhash Joshi as telling the Indian media.

The newspaper report said Dhaka has sought official clarification from New Delhi on the matter.

“We have officially taken (this) up with the Indian authorities seeking a clarification on it,” the report quoted Shameem Ahsan, director general (external publicity) of the Bangladesh foreign ministry, as saying.

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