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Bangladesh – The Neighbour with Substance

Bangladesh – The Neighbour with Substance


In Foreign Secretary J.N. Dixit’s company, I was having breakfast at the Sheraton Hotel in Dhaka. It was 7 December 1992, the day after the demolition of Babri Masjid in far away Ayodhya. Adverse reaction of people in Bangladesh became apparent quickly. Preparations for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit that had brought us to Dhaka were abandoned. The inextricable linkage between India and Bangladesh had struck us again. A Vital Neighbour The unique importance of Bangladesh as our neighbour is a given.