LOOKEAST REPORT | Former Indian ambassador to China Gautam Bambawale on Saturday pitched for a determined push to boost Indian software and pharmaceutical exports to China. “If the Chinese open up to these exports from India, they can get quality products at very competitive costs and India can cut down its adverse balance of payments,”…
Prime Minister Narendra Modi plans to visit neighbors Bangladesh and Bhutan in the next few months as the two countries prepare for the national elections next year.
According to a report Dhaka is expecting a positive outcome from Teesta River water sharing deal with Delhi which may increase the popularity of ruling Awami League in the election year.
Dhaka is expecting a positive outcome from Teesta River water sharing deal with Delhi which may increase the popularity of ruling Awami League in the election year
During the Indian Prime minister’s visit, Bangladesh will concentrate on the implementation the BRI project (One Belt One Road Initiative) in Bangladesh. Besides, Bhutan already has plans of a new power project supported by India. Although the dates of the Prime minister’s visit have not been finalised, he is scheduled to be there at the beginning of the year. Sources in South Block confirm that he is closely monitoring the progress in this matter.
According to Bangladesh experts, the Sheikh Hasina government is working ‘smartly’ on the China issue. Chinese companies are working on a number of projects in Bangladesh. Meanwhile China has allocated $ 23 billion through the Belt and Road Initiative, but the offer still lies unaccepted by the Bangladesh Govt. India’s reaction towards this Chinese initiatives is a matter of concern to Dhaka. ■