Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leader Khaleda Zia visits India; Bangladesh PM and Indian High Commissioner to Dhaka discussed the possibility of importing gas to Bangladesh from India
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  • (OCTOBER 29-NOVEMBER 4)

    According to reports, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leader Khaleda Zia made a weeklong visit to India. During her visit to New Delhi, she met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid, leader of opposition Sushma Swaraj and other important leaders. Seeking to address India's security concerns, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on October 29 assured Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that neither she nor her party would allow terrorists and separatists to use Bangladesh territory to harm India's interests. Dr. Singh in turn, assured Bangladesh's leader of the opposition that India will put in place every mechanism to bring down the incidents of border killings to zero. ).1 Ms Zia held talks with Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on October 30. ).2 She raised the issue of border killings during her meeting with her Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj who agreed with her that such incidents should be brought down to zero. ).3
    In other developments, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Pankaj Saran discussed the possibility of importing gas to Bangladesh from India through Shiliguri-Rangpur route. The discussion took place when Saran met the premier at her office in Dhaka on October 30. ).4

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