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India-Bangladesh Relations 

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  • March 30, 2021
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India-Bangladesh Relations 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – II – International Relations 

In news

  • India and Bangladesh signed 5 MoUs in the fields of Disaster Management, trade, NCC, ICT and setting up of sports facilities recently. 

Key takeaways 

  • Foundation stone was laid for infrastructure development for power evacuation facilities from the Rooppur Nuclear power plant.
  • The Bangladesh leg of the Banagabandhu-Bapu Digital Exhibition was inaugurated by the two Prime Ministers. 
  • It will be taken to other parts of the world including the UN.
  • Both the leaders also unveiled the foundation stone for the construction of a memorial at Ashuganj honoring the martyrs of Indian armed forces in the 1971 Liberation War of Bangladesh.
  • India gifted 109 life support ambulances to Bangladesh and also 1.2 million doses of the Covishield vaccine.
  • Three border haats were also opened along the India-Bangladesh border.

Other announcements made:

  • A direct passenger train named ‘Mitali Express’ will run between Dhaka and New Jalpaiguri.
  • Indian Prime Minister invited 50 young entrepreneurs from Bangladesh to connect with India’s start up ecosystem
  • 1000 Subarno Jayanti Scholarships were announced for the Bangladeshi students to study in India at the Undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • A Bangabandhu Chair will be established at Delhi University to facilitate Bangladesh studies.
  • Both countries agreed to start a new area of cooperation in the Civil nuclear and space sectors.

Following places were visited by Indian Prime Minister on his Bangladesh visit:

  • Birthplace of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Tungipara. 
  • Jeshoreshwari temple in Satkhira. 
  • Harimandir in Orakandi and addressed the representatives of the Matua community.

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