Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today asked India and Pakistan to exercise “restraint” to prevent further escalation in tensions.
In Hasina’s concluding speech in Parliament, she said the nuclear-armed neighbours needed to behave in a restrained manner and should avoid spiking up tensions.
Advising the two nations to avoid conflict, Hasina said, “We want peace to sustain in South Asia. We never want any kind of conflict or tension to occur in South Asia. Such conflict between the countries in the same region will also hurt Bangladesh”.
Hasina said her government is striving to take forward the country towards peace and prosperity.
“So we don’t expect any conflict in this region, she was quoted as saying by Dhaka Tribune.
Tensions between India and Pakistan are growing after militants stormed an Indian Army base in Uri on September 18, killing 19 soldiers.
The terror launch pads across the border were targeted by the Indian Army last week, inflicting “significant casualties” on terrorists preparing to infiltrate from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.