On The Border


Bangladesh’s border guard said on Monday it turned down a proposal it said Myanmar had made to return a captured officer if Dhaka also took in some 600 illegal migrants from a people trafficking ship intercepted by the Myanmar navy.
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Bangladesh yesterday urged Myanmar to send back a soldier from the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) but Myanmar authorities said it will take legal action against him for entering its territory illegally, the Gulf Times reported on 22 June.
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Security forces in Nagaland have requested the state government to impose a curfew along the 3 km belt of the International Boundary with Myanmar in order to check the movement of armed insurgent groups in the border areas according to the Economic Times on 18 June.
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A Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) member was shot and another abducted by the Burmese Border Guard Police (BGP) at the Burma-Bangladesh border on the Naf River near Dum Dum Meah, in Teknaf on 17 June at about 6.30am, according to a BGB source.
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Bangladesh’s foreign ministry summoned the ambassador of Myanmar on Thursday to complain about the detention of a Bangladeshi border guard.
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Intelligence reports indicate that anti-India insurgent groups from the North-East operating out of camps in Myanmar have fled the main Taga training camp that lies across Arunachal Pradesh after India’s military retaliation on June 9 the Hindustan Times reported on 18 June.
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Bangladesh Border Guards (BGB) have identified another 37 Bangladesh nationals among the 208 people rescued from boats by the Myanmar Navy reported bdnews24.com on 16 June.
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One Bangladesh border guard was wounded and another seized by his Myanmar counterparts on Wednesday after the two sides exchanged gunfire while chasing drug smugglers on a river separating their countries.
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To commemorate ASEAN Dengue Day on 15 June 2015, international aid agencies, community based groups and public health workers across the region organised theatre performances, school art competitions, fumigation programs and awareness campaigns.
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Fighting persisted in the Kokang border region over the weekend despite a unilateral ceasefire declared by ethnic Chinese rebels, with little sign so far that Myanmar intends to heed China’s calls on both sides to negotiate a settlement.
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China on Friday called on Myanmar to restore stability to their common border after a rebel group that has been battling the Myanmar military announced a unilateral ceasefire.
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India’s army attacked separatist rebels just over the border with Myanmar on Tuesday, a rare cross-border strike that the government said showed its resolve to fight terrorism beyond the country’s borders.
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The Indian army on Tuesday attacked insurgent groups along its border with Myanmar days after the rebels killed 18 Indian soldiers in an ambush in the insurgency wracked remote northeast, a top army officer said.
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On 5 June the Bangladesh Foreign Ministry summoned the  Burmese ambassador in Dhaka over a Rakhine state minister’s comment, which they condemned for jeopardising joint efforts by Burma and Bangladesh to solve the refugee crisis.
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The chief minister of India’s Manipur state has appealed to Myanmar to flush out and act strongly against separatist rebels who killed 20 soldiers in an ambush last Thursday.
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The immediate Rohingya migration crisis – of gangster criminality, vessels set adrift, people starving and bodies exhumed – is galvanising action among those who can’t accept such evil. Efforts to avert these humanitarian tragedies must be supported.
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Separatist rebels ambushed a convoy of Indian troops in the country’s northeastern state of Manipur on Thursday, killing 20 soldiers. Twelve other soldiers were injured, some of them seriously.
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DVB discusses the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China’s live fire exercise near the Sino-Burmese border with Dr Hla Kyaw Zaw, a Kunming-based political analyst, and the daughter of late Thirty Comrades member and leader of the Communist Party of Burma Kyaw Zaw.
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China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has begun a series of live-fire exercises close to the Myanmar border: a move that underscores the increasingly fractious relations between the two countries.
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More than 20 years after the first wave of Rohingya Muslims fled Burma, fear is spreading through the sweltering camps of mud houses where they found shelter in southern Bangladesh that they will soon be on the move again.
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