Pentagon asked to expand maritime security to include Bangladesh

A US Senate panel has asked the Pentagon to increase maritime security in Bangladesh, a move seen as a counter move to Chinese influence in the region

Lalit K Jha

A powerful Senate panel has asked Pentagon to expand its maritime security initiative to three additional countries, including Bangladesh. The two other countries are Sri Lanka and Myanmar.

Such a move by the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee is seen as part of the American move to counter the increasing Chinese influence in the Asia Pacific region.

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Source: http://www.dhakatribune.com/

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