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Indo-Bangla bonhomie masks critical gaps

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Bangladesh | Narendra Modi | Sheikh Hasina

Business Standard Editorial Comment  |  New Delhi 

The conspicuous display of goodwill between and during the Indian prime minister’s first foreign visit since the outbreak of Covid-19 to celebrate the golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence reflects the notable progress in Indo- relations. The bonhomie was evident in the signing of five agreements — in areas ranging from sports and disaster management — to establishing border haats and laying the foundation stones for various projects and a war memorial for the Indian soldiers who died in Bangladesh’s war of liberation.

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First Published: Sun, March 28 2021. 23:19 IST
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