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Bangladesh PM says India is true friend as both countries sign 7 pacts

Bangladesh is key pillar to neighbourhood-first policy, says Modi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina launches 'Bangabandhu-Bapu Digital Exhibition' during India-Bangladesh virtual summit, in New Delhi (Screenshot)

Press Trust of India New Delhi
Bangladesh is a “key pillar” of India's 'Neighbourhood First' policy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday during a summit with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina, who called India a "true friend", as the two sides inked seven pacts to further broadbase cooperation in varied sectors, and restored a cross-border rail link, snapped during the 1965 India-Paksitan war. During the summit, held virtually, the two leaders deliberated on a range of issues including, threat of terrorism, challenges posed by coronavirus pandemic, management of Indo-Bangla border, regional connectivity, ways to boost trade and energy ties as well as matters relating to

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First Published: Dec 18 2020 | 1:38 AM IST

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