Bangladeshi Foreign Minister during her four-day official visit to India, held talks in New Delhi’s Hyderabad House 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 figured prominently during the Dipu-Krishna talks. In an interview with Voice of America,
Hiranmay Karlekar, an eminent journalist from New Delhi and Consultant Editor of the Pioneer, analyses Indo Bangladesh relationship and expresses his optimism about the future of this relationship.
He hoped that the relationship between India and Bangladesh will certainly improve during the present administration’s rule. He said that India has assured Bangladesh, that Tipaimukh Dam will not, in any way, hinder the flow of water to Bangladesh. He stressed that issues relating to water distributions from international rivers should be settled by all countries concerned.
He added that India should start importing more goods from Bangladesh to contribute to the economic development of Bangladesh. Mr Karlekar drew a sharp contrast on Indo-Bangla relationship between the times of the previous government and the present administration in Bangladesh.