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    Message from the Indo-Bangladesh Border: `Banijya Basati Lakkhi’

    Message from the Indo-Bangladesh Border: `Banijya Basati Lakkhi’

    While a higher volume of trade through Petrapole should benefit both countries, this new ICP mechanism needs to be suitably leveraged to ensure that the north-east also derives benefits.

    August 02, 2016

    Why JMB is of Concern to India

    Bangladesh-based terror groups acting against India is not new. What is new is a Bangladeshi terror group based in India acting against both India and Bangladesh. Needless to say, robust counterterrorism cooperation between India and Bangladesh is imperative to tackling common enemies like JMB.

    July 21, 2016

    Stopping Illegal Migration from Bangladesh: Need for a Comprehensive Approach

    Stopping Illegal Migration from Bangladesh

    A comprehensive approach is needed to deal with the problem of illegal migration from Bangladesh. All the affected states would have to adopt a uniform policy, in the absence of which any amount of effort is bound to deliver only partial results.

    June 24, 2016

    Jayanth Thrissur asked: How is India's relationship with various major political parties of Bangladesh?

    Smruti S. Pattanaik replies: Among the three major political parties of Bangladesh, the Awami League is ideologically closer to India as it believes in secularism and democracy. The present government, which is led by the Awami League, is strongly supported by India.

    For Successful Implementation of the Land Boundary Agreement with Bangladesh

    It is essential in the interest of economic development and smooth rehabilitation of the affected people that funds as part of a comprehensive financial package be devolved to the West Bengal Government at the earliest.

    December 29, 2015

    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