USN has Deigo Garcia in the Indian Ocean. They do not need BD ports. Considering the shipping routes, BD port calls would be way off the important routes to be of any value to the USN.
For my two cents the country that Bangladesh will consider most important in this scenario is not India but china. I do not think even BAL will place Indias interest too highly here.
Bangladesh is in a difficult situation it can not ignore US request.
In my opinion Bangladesh should not grant US access.
Whatever happens there is a delicate balance in the region where
Bangladesh if possible should try to keep out of big power games.
What I fear is that Bangladesh may not be able to resist an US
Request. It will have long term implication for Bangladesh
I absolutely support a US base in Bangladesh, we should ask for full civil nuclear cooperation, so we can start building nuclear reactors for power generation which we badly need. Coal has too much green house gas.
China is not in the US/West league yet, when it becomes a competitor to the US, we will think about its concern. Note folks, most of us are sitting in USA/West, having a life no China or India is going to offer us. Our migrant workers earn in GCC, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, protected by or allied with the US/West. Our RMG exports mostly go to US/West. Sure they killed a bunch of Muslims due to their and our stupidity, but they have a big heart and we cannot deny it, and this GWOT is a tragedy for all. We just need to inform them more, so they do not repeat this mistake. We can be the next Turkey for Eastern Asia, a strong and liberal Muslim country, with a rising economy, a powerful fearsome army and an enviable democracy.
Last edited by kalu_miah; 06-30-2012 at 07:25 AM.
I think Bangladesh should provide a refueling and maintenance facility to the US and other countries except India. I do not think Bangladesh is ready for a full fledged base installation. We should keep the US happy as we cannot afford to anger America. At the same time we should also strengthen our relations with China. China will not come forward for at least another 15 years so we have to make the US our choice. In every country that the US has a presence it has advanced economically, politically and military. Are we to deny these things to our citizens because we pretend we are good Muslims. What a stupid idea! Nearly every Muslim country has relations with the US but we think we are better Muslims so we do not! This is a dumb idea ......
And speaking of recklessness, please - go have a look in the mirror.
US has declared BOB security is the responsibility of Bangladesh. USA is only endorsing what Bangladesh has proposed about the role it wants to play in its Bay, nothing else. Your number cannot dissuade us from achieving what is in our national interest. We will just kick Indian Hanumans' *** out of BoB. Just stay the hell out of our water, you will do a favour to yourself.
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