Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Dhaka on a two-day maiden visit to Bangladesh, accompanied by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The two countries ratified the historic Land Boundary Agreement on Saturday.
Bangladesh Prime Minister broke protocol to receive PM Modi at the airport. There are expectations from both India and Bangladesh to take bilateral ties to a new level and unleash the potential of economic and trade ties.
The dream I have for India is the same I have for Bangladesh. I will definitely return to Bangladesh: PM Modi concludes his speech
Yesterday Mamata Banerjee told me you can never forget Bangladesh's hospitality. I completely agree with that: PM Modi
We invited all SAARC leaders to the Prime Minister's oath ceremony, it signalled friendship,: PM Modi
India had 90,000 Pakistani Prisoners of War in Bangladesh after 1971. We didn't blackmail Pakistan: PM Modi
I am perfectly in sync with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's thinking. We are both focused on development: PM Modi
India - A nation which represents 1/6th of humanity, and which has contributed so much to international peace & security deserves a permanent place in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC)
Tourism unites the world. Terrorism divides the world. Let's promote tourism: PM Modi
PM Narendra Modi on United Nation turning 70 years: The United Nations is still stuck in the previous century. It needs to reform.
Terrorism respects no borders. I was very happy to hear Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina say that Bangladesh has zero tolerance for terrorism: PM Modi
Terrorism has no boundaries. India has been troubled by terrorism for many years. People associated with terrorism have gained nothing: PM Modi
Water issues need to be resolved from a humanitarian perspective. I am confident we will be able to do so: PM Modi
The trust must remain. Our efforts must continue: PM Modi on India-Bangladesh ties.
India and Bangladesh can trade directly now, not via Singapore: PM Modi
We want to progress by pooling the talents of both the countries: PM Modi
All 22 Agreements with Bangladesh have the potential to transform our bilateral ties: PM Modi
Connectivity is very important in SAARC. If some don't agree then we will move forward with those who do: PM Modi
The world does not need vistaarvaad (expansionism), it needs vikasvaad (Development): PM Modi
Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, and Nepal have placed their priority on easy connectivity. This was a proposal even raised in SAARC Summit: PM Modi
If someone thinks that the Land Boundary Agreement is about land going this side and that side then think again. It is much more than just an exchange of land... It is a meeting of hearts: PM Modi
Bangladesh, like India is a youthful Nation. I am sure that Bangladesh's journey towards development cannot stop now: PM Modi
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has made development her only goal: PM Modi
When we think of Bangladesh, we as Indians feel very proud of the fact that even our jawans
(soldiers) have given their blood for this Nation: PM Modi
Was proud to hear about the success of Bangladesh textiles in China: PM Modi
Our blood boiled against the tyranny Bangladesh suffered in 1971: PM Modi
Not just Asia but the entire world will now conduct a in-depth analysis of this historic visit to Bangladesh: PM Narendra Modi
Despite several obstacles Bangladesh has done very well: PM Modi
The person who has taught us a lot, Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee has been honoured by Bangladesh today: PM Modi
People thought that we (India and Bangladesh) are near, but now people have accepted that we are near as well as together: PM Modi
My two-day visit to Bangladesh is coming to an end today. But I feel that in reality my journey has just begun: PM Modi
Prime Minister addressing a public meeting in Dhaka. Many people from the Indian Diaspora in Bangladesh have attended the event.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Dhakeshwari Temple in Dhaka earlier today.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends a cultural meeting in Dhaka. He will address the Indian Diaspora in Bangladesh shortly.
: PM Modi signs the visitor book at the conferring of the Award of Bangladesh Liberation War honour on Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
There is an enormous sense of optimism and confidence about the India-Bangladesh relationship: S Jaishankar
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed her satisfaction at the Indian government agreeing to open a Deputy High Commission of Bangladesh at Guwahati: S Jaishankar
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also agreed to consider Bangladesh's proposal to introduce the second Maitree Express between Khulna and Kolkata: S Jaishankar
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has deeply appreciated the award that has been conferred on former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee: S Jaishankar
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina sought our assistance in bringing back the mortal remains of freedom fighters of Bangladesh who had been buried in Indian soil during the 1971 war: S Jaishankar
One of the very visible expressions of bonding between two Prime Minister's in Dhaka was a commitment to preserve memory & legacy of Bangladesh's liberation war: S Jaishankar
Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar addresses the media in Dhaka.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Former Bangladesh PM Khaleda Zia PM Modi meets heads of leading Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Dhaka PM Modi at New Chancery Complex in Dhaka to unveil plaques for Grant-in-Aid projects Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Ramakrishna Mission in Dhaka PM Modi arrives at the Ramakrishna Mission in Dhaka. Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the Dhakeshwari National Temple in Dhaka
And a very special, all vegetarian menu in honour of Prime Minister Modi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the banquet hosted by Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina.
Here's the full list of 22 agreements signed between India and Bangladesh:
Line of credit worth US $2 billion to Bangladesh, greatly encouraged by the results of the first Line Of Credit (LOC) that we did in 2011: S Jaishankar
Bangladesh has taken the decision to welcome the Life Insurance Corporation as a joint venture: S Jaishankar
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed her appreciation for our neighbour-first policy: Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar
Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar addresses the media about the details of the 22 agreements signed between India and Bangladesh.
Main steering wheel of INS Vikrant handed over by PM Narendra Modi to PM Sheikh Hasina.
Exchange of memorabilia between two friends, India and Bangladesh.
We are two nations defined by our youth. We owe it to them to set new directions and scale new heights in our relations: PM Narendra Modi
I am confident that with the support of state governments in India, we can reach a fair solution on Teesta and Feni Rivers: PM Modi
Our rivers should nurture our relationship, not become a source of discord. Water sharing is, above all, a human issue: PM Modi
People in India admire your nation's progress despite challenges. We want you to succeed in your Mission 2021 & 2041: PM Modi
Indian investments in Bangladesh will help. Will also try to make trade smoother and easier, including at the border. Connectivity will increase. We will provide Line of Credit worth $2 billion to Bangladesh: PM Modi
We stand at a moment of huge opportunity in our relationship. Prime Minister Hasina and I recognise that: PM Modi
We have resolved a question that has lingered since Independence. Our two nations have a settled boundary: PM Modi
This is a relationship of great importance for us and our region: PM Modi
We are successful fellow travellers on the road to development: PM Modi
We are not just neighbours, but nations bound by the threads of history, religion, culture, language and kinship & a passion 4 cricket: PM Modi
Privileged to have with us the Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee: PM Modi
We launched two bus services that will connect our citizens more easily and our two nations more closely: PM Modi
For me, there is the wonderful feeling of visiting a close neighbour: PM Modi
I am deeply honoured and touched by your special gestures for my visit: PM Modi
Here's the full list of 22 agreements signed between India and Bangladesh:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a joint press conference with Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina.
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addresses the media ahead of the joint press statement with PM Narendra Modi
Full delegation level talks begin covering gamut of bilateral relations.
India-Bangladesh ratify Land Boundary Agreement in Dhaka The trio, pose for the cameras in color-coordinated attires, as they raise the flag to launch bus services connecting the two countries in Dhaka PM Modi, Mamata Banerjee and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Flag Off Kolkata-Dhaka-Agartala and Dhaka-Shilong-Guwahati bus services in Dhaka PM Narendra Modi holds one-on-one talks with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Dhaka. PM Modi also paid tributes at the National Martyrs' Memorial in Dhaka PM Modi arrives in Bangabandhu Museum in Dhaka. Pays his respects to Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. A ceremonial welcome for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Dhaka PM Modi disembarks from the IAF Rajdoot in Dhaka
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is the Dhaka airport as PM Modi arrives on his maiden visit
'This visit will strengthen ties between our nations,' tweets PM Modi as he leaves on a two-day visit to Bangladesh. No Signing of Teesta Pact During PM Modi's Bangladesh Visit: Sushma Swaraj
India has said the long-pending Teesta water-sharing pact with Bangladesh will not be signed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Dhaka.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said views of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is accompanying PM Modi to Bangladesh, will be taken before making a final decision on the pact.
"We have not reached a position for signing of the Teesta pact. Any understanding between governments of India and Bangladesh will not be enough as no decision is possible without consulting the state (West Bengal) government," Ms Swaraj told a press conference in Delhi on May 31.
PM Modi Heading to Bangladesh With China on His Mind
PM Modi will take border settlement and water sharing deals to Bangladesh as part of his drive to erode Chinese influence in South Asia, although Dhaka is likely to remain dependent on Beijing for military equipment.
India, which has had an uneasy relationship with China for decades, has long fretted over Beijing's military cooperation with its South Asian neighbours, especially Pakistan.
It is also worried that China is creating a so-called "string of pearls" across the Indian Ocean by funding port developments in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Bangladesh.
PM Modi has won parliamentary approval for an agreement that will transfer a small amount of territory to Bangladesh that previous Indian governments failed to ratify for fear of a domestic backlash. The issue dates back to the partition in 1947.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a two-day visit to Bangladesh beginning Saturday with an aim to inject new momentum in the bilateral relationship by enhancing cooperation in connectivity, economic and other areas.
During the visit, part of his policy to deepen engagement with India's immediate neighbourhood, PM Modi will hold wide-ranging talks with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina on the whole gamut of ties and ways to move forward further.