Bay of Bengal connect: Bangladesh launches road links with India
Although road connectivity between Bangladesh and India already exists, it is not direct — passengers have to change buses at the border. But under the new initiative, passengers will not have to change buses. The decision came after a meeting recently held by the Thematic Group on Regional Connectivity at the Road Transport and Highways Division of the Bangladesh government.
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PM Modi hails armed forces for India's victory in 1971 Indo-Pak war
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View: How secure will India be in 2020?
While 2019 saw a lot of activities with regard to national security, Balakot strike, abrogation of Art 370, administrative reorganisation of erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union territories (UTs) and appointment of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), extrapolating the trends can help in anticipating some strategic and security challenges.
Muazzem Ali: An accomplished diplomat with great sense of humour
A seasoned diplomat Ali was no stranger to India having served in Delhi in 1980s as the Deputy High Commissioner. His stint in Delhi as envoy was marked by consistency as two PMs developed a strong personal chemistry.
BSF working on tech solutions to combat drones along Indo-Pak border: DG
The Border Security Force (BSF) is working on technical solutions to combat the threat of rogue drones along the India-Pakistan International Border, the chief of the force said on Sunday.
China backed efforts to defuse Indo-Pak tensions post-Pulwama attack: Wang
In an interview to the ruling Chinese Communist Party's official newspaper, the People's Daily, about China's diplomatic achievements in 2019, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi mentioned post-Pulwama tensions and Beijing's attempts to bring peace between India and Pakistan.
How India plans to use Bangladesh's rivers to unlock its landlocked Northeast?
India’s northeast is a prisoner of geography. Landlocked and ring-fenced by neighbours, its lone land-based connection with the rest of India is narrow—the 22-km wide ‘chicken’s neck’ in Siliguri—and strategically speaking, easy to disrupt. This means the land-based networks of transport and trade are limited, far-flung and congested.
Amit Shah visits BSF headquarters in Delhi; reviews operations along Pakistan, Bangladesh borders
It was the Union Home Minister Amit Shah's first visit to the headquarters of the country's largest border guarding force after becoming home minister in the Modi government's second term. The minister recently could not attend the raising day of the force that was celebrated on December 1 here, owing to certain commitments.
First ever container cargo to Assam via Indo-Bangla water route
This will be the first ever containerised cargo movement on this Inland water transport (IWT) route and the ship will carry 21 containers of petrochemicals, 20 of edible oil and others of beverage and mineral water. The Centre will further finance 80% of the estimated cost of 305.84 crore for dredging in two stretches of Bangladesh inland waterways.
India, Bangladesh sign MoU for setting up a coastal surveillance system radar in Bangladesh
India and Bangladesh today signed seven agreements.
Bangladesh will deploy 50 barges exclusively for movement of goods between Assam, Bangladesh
India-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IBCCI) president, Abdul Matlub Ahmad said that the 50 barges, each with capacity of 300 to 500 tons, will be used for trade between Assam and Bangladesh. It will be ready within a year.
India-Bangladesh stakeholders’ meet to revive age old ties of trade and connectivity
The Stakeholders’ Meet will primarily focus on creating a level playing field for the stakeholders of the both the countries.
EAM to host key dialogues to build upon growing recognition of Indo-Pacific concept
The ministry said that through these processes, India intends to emphasise "its open and inclusive approach to fostering a cooperative, free, and rules-based Indo-Pacific domain, in which all nations and their aspirations for development have equal space to find expression".The '6th Indian Ocean Dialogue' will take place on Friday.
Initiate a bilateral trade agreement with Bangladesh in line with the Indo-Sri Lankan FTA: Assam Industry Minister
Bhutan, India and Nepal) and ASEAN countries has reached an all-time high, and therefore the trade between the North Eastern Region and neighboring countries through the surface land route must be optimized.
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