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Delhi needs to do more to protect and deepen ties with Dhaka.

Delhi needs to do more to protect and deepen ties with Dhaka. Context Sheikh Hasina made a four-day official visit to India. Joint statement The joint statement contained mutual appreciation for steps taken in various fields and outlines of what is intended in the use of ports and connectivity, water sharing, power, gas, education, culture, and defence. For Bangladesh, the reference to the plight of the “forcibly displaced” persons of Rakhine in Myanmar is a positi

Feni River Dispute

Feni River Dispute Syllabus subtopic: India and its neighbourhood- relations. News: The Union Cabinet has given its ex-post facto approval for a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Bangladesh on the withdrawal of 1.82 cusecs (cubic feet per second) of water from the Feni river by India for a drinking water supply scheme for Sabroom town in Tripura. Prelims focus Feni river, origin and tributaries. Mains focus: Significance and the need for MoU.&nbs

India-Bangladesh technical talks on sharing of river water cancelled

India-Bangladesh technical talks on sharing of river water cancelled Syllabus subtopic: India and its neighbourhood - relations. Prelims and Mains focus: about Indo-Bangladesh Joint River Commission and its significance; rivers shared by India and Bangladesh News: The India-Bangladesh Joint Rivers Commission’s technical-level talks that were scheduled to begin on Thursday were cancelled at the last minute, an official of the Ministry of Jal Shakti said on Wednesday.   W

Joint Rivers Commission framework

Joint Rivers Commission framework India-Bangladesh Water Resources Secretary-level meeting held under the Joint Rivers Commission framework. Key Takeaways: India and Bangladesh share 54 common rivers. Hence, both the countries agreed to expand cooperation on water resources-related issues. For this, a Joint Technical Working Group will be set up to provide input on the cooperation. About Joint Rivers Commission Framework The Joint River Commission Framework was

Mitali Express between India & Bangladesh

Mitali Express between India & Bangladesh PM Modi & Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina inaugurated a passenger train between Dhaka, and New Jalpaiguri. It will strengthen the people-to-people connectivity & connect Dhaka cantonment and New Jalpaiguri on the Chilhati-Haldibari train link. About Mitali Express: The Chilhati-Haldibari train link is a significant one as it connects north Bangladesh with north Bengal. Other Key Events: On the occasion of the birt

India and Bangladesh relationship since 1971

India and Bangladesh relationship since 1971 (The Hindu Editorial) Introduction Bangladesh and India both celebrated the golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s Independence recently, alongside the birth centenary of ‘Banghabandu’ Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The creation of Bangladesh — from the ashes of East Pakistan — is presumably India’s finest foreign policy triumph till date, and it defies imagination why India has been so reticent in acknowledging this

India Bangladesh Agreements

India Bangladesh Agreements Image Source - BBC The Bangladeshi Prime Minister recently visited India and spoke with the Indian Prime Minister. In addition to announcing new connectivity and energy initiatives, India and Bangladesh have inked seven agreements for cooperation in fields ranging from the sharing of river waters to space. Key Moments from the Meeting An interim water-sharing agreement for the Kushiyara river was struck by India and Bangladesh, marking their

Agartala-Akhaura Rail Link

Agartala-Akhaura Rail Link (International relaton) A new rail link connecting Northeast India with Bangladesh for a distance of 12.24 kms was inaugurated recently. The project is part of India’s “Act East Policy”, which aims to promote economic cooperation and develop strategic ties with countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Year - Sanctioned in 2003 and signed by both countries in 2013 Transport – It will start from Agartala (Tripura,

India and Bangladesh

India and Bangladesh jointly inaugurated 3 India assisted development projects. The 3 projects are The Akhaura-Agartala cross-border rail link – Dual gauge rail line connects Bangladesh and Tripura. The Khulna-Mongla Port Rail Line - Broad gauge rail route between Mongla Port (Bangladesh) and the existing rail network in Khulna (Bangladesh). Unit - II of the Maitree Super Thermal Power Plant - Rampal in Khulna Division of Bangladesh.


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