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  • Sidharth Babu asked: Is it true that India’s former National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon has stated with respect to Teesta water that Dalia in Bangladesh receives 100 per cent of the flow at Gajoldoba in practice?

    Anand Kumar replies: In a report entitled, India’s Role in the World: A Conversation with Shivshankar Menon, published by The Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C., on October 07, 2014, former National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon is quoted as having stated, “Today, Bangladesh is getting 100 percent of what goes past

    The Need to Support Bangladesh in its Fight against Extremism

    The international community should strengthen the hands of the Sheikh Hasina government. It has a proven track record of working against extremists and terrorists.

    November 30, 2015

    Rajasekhar Unnam asked: How in reality the border security between India and Bangladesh will change with the exchange of enclaves, other than providing relief to the local people there?

    Pushpita Das replies: The exchange of 162 enclaves between India and Bangladesh will enhance border security and improve the management of the international boundary in a substantial manner. Presently, due to their peculiar status, these enclaves do not have a state presence in the form of an administrative set-up. As a result, the inhabitants of these enclaves are deprived of legitimate means of livelihood, which has forced many of them to engage in smuggling and other illegal activities.

    Notun Projonmo-Nayi Disha in India-Bangladesh Relations

    Notun Projonmo-Nayi Disha in India-Bangladesh Relations

    While heralding a new era in building regional connectivity, the Modi government has taken what was a warm relationship with Bangladesh to a new high.

    June 11, 2015

    Agenda for Modi’s Visit to Bangladesh

    Agenda for Modi’s Visit to Bangladesh

    In the true spirit of a democracy, Modi should reach out to leaders of all major political parties in Bangladesh and convince them of India’s intention to work as a partner in progress and development.

    May 29, 2015

    Domestic Politics of Bangladesh and India–Bangladesh Relations

    The foreign policy of a country generally changes incrementally but in the case of Bangladesh it changes dramatically towards India depending upon which political party or alliance is in power. The ideological cleavage prevailing in the country affects not only its domestic politics but also its relationship with its neighbour India. In this article an attempt has been made to explain why and how the domestic politics of Bangladesh affects India–Bangladesh relations.

    September 2014

    The Rise of the Bengal Tigers: The Growing Strategic Importance of the Bay of Bengal

    The Bay of Bengal region is now growing in economic and strategic importance. The good economic prospects of many Bay of Bengal states are making the region a cockpit for Asian growth and a key economic connector between East and South Asia. This article looks at strategic developments in the Bay of Bengal and their implications for our understanding of the Indo-Pacific. It argues that the Bay of Bengal needs to be understood as a region with its own particular strategic dynamics and issues.

    April 2015

    Delimitation of Indo-Bangladesh Maritime Boundary

    Delimitation of Indo-Bangladesh Maritime Boundary

    In a recent judgment, the UN Tribunal has delineated the maritime boundary line between India and Bangladesh in the territorial sea, Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and continental shelf within and beyond 200 nautical miles (nm). Both the countries are pleased and hope to consolidate further their relationship.

    August 19, 2014

    Settling border disputes with Nepal and Bangladesh

    Settling border disputes with Nepal and Bangladesh

    Given that the onus for settling the border disputes with Nepal and Bangladesh is on India, the Indian government has to demonstrate political wisdom in evolving political framework that would satisfy the national interests of both India and Nepal as well as win over the domestic opposition to the LBA.

    October 10, 2014

    Border Fencing Will Not Stop Illegal Migration

    Border Fencing Will Not Stop Illegal Migration

    Unless fundamental factors such as vested political interests, economic compulsions and non-cooperation from Bangladesh are addressed effectively, illegal migration will continue to take place, fence or no fence.

    December 26, 2014

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