Dhaka, Sept. 17 -- Bangladesh government sent a note verbal to the Indian government asking to maintain commitment for keeping export of essential commodities unhindered.

The foreign ministry made the request in a note sent to the Indian high commission in Dhaka on Wednesday as India suddenly imposed restrictions on the export of onion without notifying Bangladesh.

There was an informal commitment between the two countries on keeping flows of essentials, especially onion, unhindered, state minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam said.

There was also understanding that both sides would inform the other side in advance before enforcing decisions that might have impacts in the domestic markets, he said.

The Indian side did not issue a...