Foreign Minister Dipu Moni left
Dhaka this morning for a four-day official visit to India. The foreign minister
is scheduled to hold talks in New Delhi’s Hyderabad House tomorrow with her
Indian counterpart SM Krishna for a review of the entire gamut of bilateral
issues. Trade, investment, sharing waters of the common rivers, including the
Teesta, Tipaimukh dam, border demarcation, connectivity and security issues,
are expected to figure prominently during the Dipu-Krishna talks.
In this interview Manas Ghosh , the
Editor of Bengali Statesman in Kolkata analyses Indo Bangladesh relationship
and expresses his optimism aboutthe
future of this relationship. He said that the relationship between the two
countries has got immense potentialities to improve and both the government
should make an optimum use of these potentialities.
Manas thinks that Tipaimukh issue can also be
resolved and strongly believes that India will not do anything that would go
against the interest of Bangladesh.
He agrees that if Bangladesh asks for, India
should share all relevant information and data with Bangladesh on Tipaimukh
Dam. He feels that some Bangladeshi politicians are using Tipaimukh issue
solely for political reasons. He feels that the potentials of relationship
should be explored and exploited and welcomes building up South Asian Task
Force to combat terrorism.