Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s state visit to India has proved to be useful for both.
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal did not sign any agreements during his week-long visit to China in March. All that Dahal said on his return was that the visit was a success and the two countries would move together on the path of common prosperity, executing all past agreements.
It is rather strange, albeit not inexplicable, that it’s not Bangladesh but India that is highly eager to a sign a long-term defense pact with Bangladesh. But the million dollar question is, a defense pact against whom? We have two neighbours — India and Myanmar — and only time will tell if we have to It is rather strange, albeit not inexplicable, that it’s not Bangladesh but India that is highly eager to a sign a long-term defense pact with Bangladesh.
Though the PM’s visit to India has been fruitful so far, the Teesta issue is yet to be resolved. Time and time again, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Bannerjee has stood in the way of Bangladesh getting its rightful share of the waters of Teesta. Bilateral ties between Bangladesh and India cannot improve so long as Teesta looms in.
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India and Bangladesh Saturday signed 22 agreements following summit talks in New Delhi between visiting Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Of the 22 agreements signed, nine agreements are on development of trade, four agreements on high technology covering civil nuclear cooperation and space and five agreements on defence cooperation.
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