foreign-secretary level talks between Bangladesh and India will begin in New
Delhi on Thursday.
Foreign Secretary Towhid Hossain will lead the six-member delegation in the
Indian Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon will lead the Indian
the meeting in New Delhi, discussion will focus on issues of bilateral interest
in areas of security, border management, and water resources, sharing of common
river waters, economy and trade, cooperation in agriculture and science and
Dhaka is expected to press for removal of non-tariff and para-tariff barriers
so that Bangladesh can send more goods to India to reduce the bilateral trade
India is expected to raise issues like transit through
Bangladesh and repatriation of Indian separatist leader Anup Chetia , who is
now in Bangladesh jail.
Amir Khasru has the details.