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.