India’s territorial dispute with Bangladesh settled as island disappears

A long-simmering territorial dispute between India and Bangladesh has been resolved as an uninhabited Bay of Bengal island was swallowed by the rising seas. The territory known as New Moore Island to Indians and South Talpatti to Bangladeshis has disappeared from satellites images, reports Jadavpur University's School of Oceanographic Studies in Calcutta. "What these two countries could not achieve from years of talking, has been resolved by global warming," said Prof. Sugata Hazra, adding that anyone wishing to visit the island now would have to travel by submarine. "We will have ever larger numbers of people displaced from the Sunderbans as more island areas come under water." (BBC News, March 24)

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