The conspicuous display of goodwill between Narendra Modi and Sheikh Hasina 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-Bangladesh 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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