Dhaka, Feb. 25 -- Myanmar has long been provoking Bangladesh to go into a war with it, but Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's resolute stance has preventeda full-scale conflict, the chief of the Rapid Action Battalion has said.

RAB Director General Khurshid Alam made the comments at a programme in Gopalganj on Saturday amid a violent conflict between the Myanmar military and rebels of the Arakan Army along the Bangladesh border.

The conflict has affected Bangladesh directly, with at least two killed and many injured in shelling or gunfire at this side of the border.

Hundreds of personnel of the Myanmar armed forces have also fled to Bangladesh while many Rohingya have been denied entry as Bangladesh is already overburdened with more than 1...