Issue Brief on “Sheikh Hasina’s Visit to India 2017: Makings of a Transformative Future?”


Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was given an unusual warm welcome by Prime Minster Modi during her four-day visit to India in April 2017 even as some unresolved issues between the two countries remain on the table. Even though the complication over water sharing between India and Bangladesh from the Teesta River has not been resolved, the agreements signed between the two countries over the visit indicate the potential for bilateral relations to strengthen.

Indian Prime Minister Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart, Sheikh Hasina held bilateral talks from April 7 to 10, ending in 22 pacts in various key sectors, including a civil nuclear agreement and two memorandums of understanding on defence cooperation[1].

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