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Bangladesh Wins Maritime Dispute with India
Jul 10, 2014

Bangladesh won its maritime suit against India that sustains more than 1,18,813 square kilometers  of water comprising territorial sea, exclusive economic zone, extending out 200-nautical-mile across sizable area and also 29 undesirable sovereign rights in the seabed extending as far as 354-nautical-mile of Chittagong port in the Bay of Bengal.

The Permanent Court of Arbitration urged India to accept the verdict and said the verdict would help to resolve the territorial problems in the Bay. The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague delivered its verdict approving Bangladesh’s claim on 19,467 square kilometers in the sea water out of 25,602 square kilometers.

The verdict of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) came after nearly five years of arguments and counter-arguments, spot visit by judges and examination of survey reports.

The Permanent Court of Arbitration after delivering its verdict on Bangladesh-India maritime boundary dispute handed it over to the respective governments. However, both the countries could not make it public instantly as the PCA laws made it mandatory to keep the verdict secret for 24 hours after its delivery.

The hearing of the case against India in the tribunal in The Hague filed by Bangladesh was concluded on December 18 last year. India and Bangladesh have been locked in the maritime boundary disputes over 10 gas blocks in the Bay of Bengal as both the countries have been claiming the area to be their own.

On October 8, 2009, Bangladesh moved for arbitral proceeding concerning the maritime boundary dispute with India and served an arbitration notice upon India.

Later in May 2010, Bangladesh filed a case with the United Nations Convention on Law of Sea (UNCLOS) seeking its arbitration on maritime dispute with India.

The argument focussed on issues including the location of the land boundary terminus, delimitation of the territorial sea, exclusive economic zone, and the continental shelf within and beyond 200 nautical miles.

Bangladesh also won a landmark verdict against Myanmar on March 14, 2012 at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Seas and through the verdict the country sustained its claim to the 200 nautical-miles and exclusive economic and territorial waters in the Bay of Bengal.  

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