BAF jets, navy ships reportedly deployed near Myanmar border

Two MiG-29 aircraft of the Bangladesh Air Force bank during a maneuver Bangladesh Air ForceThe deployment is a possible response to the border intrusions by Myanmar over the past few days
Various sources have reported that Bangladesh has deployed an air group and a navy group at Chittagong near the Myanmar border.
The deployment is a possible response to Myanmar armed forces crossing the border into Bangladesh on August 27, 28 and September 1. On Friday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a diplomatic note to the Myanmar embassy in Dhaka after helicopters crossed over into Bangladesh on three occasions throughout the day.
Sources claim the air group consists of four MiG-29s and possibly several F-7 jets. The navy group numbers seven to nine ships, including missile frigate BNS Bangabandhu – the most advanced ship in the Bangladesh Navy.
The Dhaka Tribune reached out to the Inter Services Public Relations Directorate on Sunday to inquire about the matter.
ISPR Director Lt Col Rashidul Hasan denied any such military move. He stated reports of navy being deployed were untrue, but confirmed a flight group near Chittagong.
He said the flight group was on a air defence alert over Chittagong which the air force performs on a routine basis.
Myanmar armed forces have been involved in a fresh wave of conflict in the Rakhine state bordering Bangladesh. The conflict has seen hundreds die, even during attempts to flee to Bangladesh. Thousands have managed to escape to Bangladesh and are now living in destitute conditions as refugees while insurgent Rohingya forces have engaged Myanmar armed forces.
Source: dhakatribune
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