India denies reports of NSG team visiting Bangladesh

Dhaka Published: Jul 08, 2016, 11:58 AM(IST)

Secretary West in the Ministry of External Affairs, Vikas Swarup Photograph:( Getty )

India today denied that a team of National Security Gaurd (NSG) was visiting Bangladesh amidst reports that it was in Dhaka to study the recent terrorist attacks that have shocked that country.

External Affairs Spokesperson Vikas Swarup, who is currently in South Africa accompanying Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said,"Just to clarify, reports of an NSG team visiting Bangladesh are false."

His remarks came amidst reports that a special team of NSG officers was visiting Bangladesh to "analyse and study" the bombings at an Eid prayer gathering yesterday and the recent terror siege at a high-end restaurant in the neighbouring country.

Officials had said that the NSG team has been authorised by the government to travel to Dhaka after the Special Forces establishment in Bangladesh approved the former's request to visit the spots of the terror attacks for a first-hand understanding of the situation.

The team, which includes NSG experts in post-blast analysis and counter-terror operations, was to study the July 1 incident where terrorists laid siege at a bakery and killed 22 and also analyse yesterday's bombings in Kishoreganj area in Bangladesh, they had said. 


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