Bangladesh-Burma border Conflict : 2000


By Moazzem Hossain in Dhaka Bangladesh has sent reinforcements to its border with Burma after reports of Burmese troops deployment in the area. Bangladeshi security officials say they have also put their forces on alert after receiving reports that Burma was laying landmines in border areas. Journalists from a border town say the sudden increase in troops movement had heightened tension there. Bangladesh has a 270 km-long border with Burma and most of it is in the inaccessible hilly south-eastern region, covered in deep forest. Insurgents It is not clear…

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