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Executive Summary: Bangladesh-India Relations New Dimensions and Opportunities

Executive Summary: Bangladesh-India Relations New Dimensions and Opportunities


India and Bangladesh share a common heritage and partners in development and the relations built on trust and mutual respect. The relationship between them is firmly anchored in history, culture, language and shared values of secularism, democracy, and equality. Today, the bilateral relation goes far beyond a strategic partnership. Bangladesh and India share both land and maritime border. Indian states that share borders with Bangladesh are Assam, West Bengal, Mizoram, Meghalaya and Tripura. Four northeastern states, namely, Tripura, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Assam share a 1,880 km border with Bangladesh. In the last couple of years, the relationship has been further strengthened including through cooperation in new and high-technology areas, connectivity, trade and investment, to mention a few. In the last few years, a lot of constructive developments have happened between the two neighbours in terms of enhanced multimodal connectivity, e-connectivity, trade and people to people exchange.