An Indian passenger train has arrived in Bangladesh as part of a trial run to restore train services between the two countries. Railway officials say the train, called the "Moitree Express, reached the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka on Sunday afternoon, local time.
The train, which originated in the Indian city of Kolkata, had earlier passed through the Bangladeshi border city of Darshana. Bangladesh and India say they expect to resume train service by next month.
Officials are expected to meet this week for discussions on immigration, security and customs controls. Train service between India and Bangladesh was suspended in 1965 following the war between India and Pakistan. Bangladesh was then part Pakistan. The country gained its independence in 1971.