Sheikh Hasina the leader of the opposition has denied having given any comments against the USA . Referring to a Press Trust of India (PTI) story circulated in Bangladesh by BSS and UNB news agencies, she said, "I did not have any comment on America." Sheikh Hasina said that she only talked about the co-operation between the three South Asian countries. Sheikh Hasina was talking to the journalists on her return from a five-day visit to India. She also expressed her deep concern over defence and security of the country following Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) Director General Maj Gen Jahangir Alam Chowdhry's comments. The former prime minister said in the meetings with Indian leaders including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh she had discussions on poverty alleviation, establishing lasting peace and strengthening regional cooperation in the sub-continent.