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India, Bangladesh sign 22 agreements in various sectors

India, Bangladesh sign 22 agreements in various sectors

Stating that the two sides have agreed to finance a diesel oil pipeline from Numaligarh in Assam to Parbatipur in Bangladesh, he said companies from both countries would be entering into a long-term agreement for the supply of high speed diesel to Bangladesh.

Earlier, Modi announced India's commitment to extend $500 million credit for the defence procurement of Bangladesh.

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina, in her speech, said she discussed the issues of water resource management, including the sharing of water of common rivers like Teesta, the Padma-Ganges Barrage Project and basin-wide management of common rivers during her meeting with Modi.

However, much-delayed pact on the Teesta water sharing remained elusive for the two sides.

"Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was a friend of India". Several agreements for investments in the energy sector in Bangladesh are expected to be signed by the Indian companies in the coming days, Modi said.

In 2015, Modi signed a historic land border pact with Dhaka, removing a major irritant and infusing a new warmth between the two countries that share a 4,097 kilometre-long porous border.

Two MoUs were signed for cooperation in judicial training and capacity building.

India and Bangladesh share a almost 4,100-kilometer (2,545-mile) border.

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At the airport, the Prime Minister welcomed Hasina, who is on four-day visit to India from Friday, with a bouquet as she alighted from the aircraft.

The two prime ministers jointly inaugurated via video link the new bus service between Kolkata and Dhaka via Khulna in Bangladesh.

Modi said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and he held productive and comprehensive discussions on the full range of our partnership.

Prime Minister Modi also, without naming Pakistan, hit out at the neighbour in the West during the felicitation programme for perpetrating atrocities on Bangladesh population, then East Pakistan.

At the event to honour the Indian martyrs, she said: "I am grateful to the government and people of India for their contribution to Bangladesh's War of Independence".

Both Prime Ministers will attend a function to honour Indian martyrs in the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War.

She announced with appreciation that New Delhi has agreed to support Bangladesh's efforts to obtain global recognition of "Genocide of 1971" as Dhaka sought India's assistance towards that end.


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