India objects to Bangladesh’s demand for continental shelf

Staff Correspondent,, Dhaka
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In the UN India has objected to Bangladesh’s demand for continental shelf   in the Bay of Bengal. Myanmar has observed this demand.

Diplomatic sources said India has raised its objection to the United Nations Continental Boundary Determination Commission (CLCS) on Friday (April 16).

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen in this regard said it is an ongoing process. Bangladesh has made an application, but India has objected. Now Bangladesh will give its answer in this regard. This is how the issue will be resolved.

Incidentally, in 2011, Bangladesh applied to the United Nations demanding a fair share in the continental shelf. In October 2020, Dhaka amended this demand. According to India's objection, India has a part of the continental basin on which Bangladesh has determined the continental shelf. Besides, Bangladesh did not provide any information about the 'gray area' of the Bay of Bengal in the application.