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The Bilateral Transformation The spectacular victory of the Grand Alliance led by the Awami The AL has obtained a brute majority of 288 seats in a unicameral League (AL), headed by incumbent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasin. Parliament which has 300 directly-elected seats and 50 seats reserved for women. India's 'neighbourhood policy' has focussed on Bangladesh, which has emerged as a key interlocutor in India's 'Act East Policy' and sub-regional groupings like BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) and the BBIN (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal) Initiative.
Denial of support to Indian insurgent groups, with insurgent leaders handed over to India, has progressively built trust and confidence between the two countries. Bangladesh is India's largest trading partner in South Asia with an annual turnover of around $9 billion plus an estimated informal trade of around $8-9 billion, across the 4,100-km-long porous border. Cooperation in connectivity, energy, security and intelligence matters has intensified. The Padma multipurpose bridge and the Akhaura-Agartala rail link will dramatically change connectivity within Bangladesh and with India. Waterways are also being revived to reduce the cost of trade.
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Improvement in bilateral ties has led to newer areas of cooperation such as cyberspace. Bangladesh has provided faster Internet connectivity in India's northeastern States. India has also become a partner in Bangladesh's nuclear power programme, with the beginning of construction at the Rooppur nuclear power plant India is poised to export around 1100 MW of power to meet the energy deficit in Bangladesh. Power projects totalling more than 3600 MW are under implementation by Indian companies. To enable more Bangladeshi exports to flow into India, duty free entry was granted in 2011 under the South Asian Free Trade Area.
India has granted Bangladesh generous lines of credit (LOCs) The visa regime has been liberalised and over a million visas are issued to Bangladeshi citizens annually Challenges ahead There will be setbacks in India-Bangladesh ties, like the current Rohingya issue, which has imposed a huge economic and security burden on Bangladesh. Bilaterally, the issue of the illegal migration has already acquired a high profile in India with the publication of the draft National Register of Citizens in Assam Sharing of river waters will remain a challenge. Bangladesh is overwhelmingly dependent on military hardware from China, India has provided a $500 million LOC for procurement of defence-related goods from India.
India has welcomed the election results and Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the first leader to telephone and congratulate Ms. Hasina. Bangladesh-India relations have reached a stage of maturity and with further upgrading and integration of infrastructure, bilateral ties can be expected to grow stronger in the future.
Nitin Kumar Singh
I have done my B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from AKTU, Lucknow . Hobbies - playing guitar,drawing,Book,movie, traveling and foodie.