DMPQ: What are the areas of cooperation in INDIA-BANGLADESH RELATIONS?

Areas of cooperation:  

 

  • Trade and investment:
    • $ 9 bn annual trade along with $8-9 bn informal trade.
    • Indian investment in Bangladesh has reached $3 bn.
  • Connectivity:
    • The Padma Multipurpose Bridge and the Akhaura-Agartala Rail link.
    • Waterways: to reduce the cost of trade
  • Cyberspace:
    • Bangladesh has provided cyber connectivity b/w the Int’l gateway at Cox’s Bazaar to Agartala for faster internet connectivity in N-E Region
  • Nuclear:
    • Beginning of construction at the Rooppur NPP.
  • Energy:
    • Export around 1100 MW of power to meet energy deficit in Bangladesh.
  • People to people connectivity:
    • Capacity building under ITEC.
    • Visa regime liberalization and over a million visas are used to Bangladeshi Citizens annually.
  • Security:
    • $500 mn LOC for procurement of defence related goods from India.

 

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