India-Bangladesh Relations / Many agreements were signed between India and Bangladesh, PM Modi called it the best partner country

Vikrant Shekhawat : Jun 22, 2024, 09:34 PM
India-Bangladesh Relations: India and Bangladesh have agreed to increase cooperation in many areas including trade, maritime border security, digital exchange. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in India on a two-day visit from Friday. Met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and held bilateral talks on many issues. Prime Minister Modi warmly welcomed Sheikh Hasina at Hyderabad House.

After meeting and talks with Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister Modi said that Bangladesh is India's largest development partner. We give special priority to our relations with Bangladesh. He said that I reiterate India's commitment to realizing Bangabandhu's vision of a stable, prosperous and progressive Bangladesh.

In which areas was the agreement reached?

  • E-Visa for medical patients of Bangladesh
  • New Assistant High Commission of India in Rangpur, Bangladesh
  • New train service between Rajshahi and Kolkata
  • New bus service between Chittagong and Kolkata
  • Start of freight train services between Gede-Darshana and Haldibari-Chilahati up to Dalgaon
  • Construction of Inland Container Depot (ICD) at Sirajganj under grant assistance
  • Start of export of 40 MW electricity from Nepal to Bangladesh through Indian grid
  • Joint Technical Committee to discuss renewal of Ganga Water Treaty
  • Visit of technical delegation to Bangladesh for project on conservation and management of Teesta river within Bangladesh
  • 350 training slots for Bangladeshi police officers
  • Muktijoddha Yojana for patients
Big agreement on digital partnership

Apart from this, agreements were exchanged under digital partnership between India and Bangladesh. Foreign Secretary of India and Foreign Secretary of Bangladesh have signed documents related to digital cooperation. An agreement has also been signed on green partnership between the two countries. At the same time, agreements were also exchanged between the two countries on maritime cooperation and blue economy. Its purpose is to secure maritime borders.