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Sushma Swaraj

The 'nowhere people' of the enclaves

The 'nowhere people' of the enclaves

THERE is a rather curious place inside Rangpur which goes by the name of Dahala Khagrabari #51. Upon close inspection the landscape provides no clues as to what exactly is it about the area that garners such curiosity and interest among locals and visitors alike. The land is a small 7000 m2 of...

BOTTOM LINE

Sushma's visit: A successful diplomatic balancing act

NO one in Bangladesh expected that the pending bilateral issues with India would be resolved during the 38-hour visit of India's Minister for External Affairs Ms. Sushma Swaraj to Dhaka. The fact that her visit took place within a month of the installation of the Modi government is symbolic of the priority India attaches to relations with Bangladesh. While visiting Dhakeswari Temple, the minister reportedly said that she came to Dhaka with an open mind and would continue to remove...

GROUND REALITIES

When protocol is cast aside . . .

AT the end of his talks with visiting Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj a few days ago, Foreign Minister A.H. Mahmood Ali went before the media to brief them on the deliberations and their outcome. He did not have to do that. It should have been a Foreign Office spokesman or the Director General External Publicity who should have gone before the press to inform journalists of the nature of the negotiations. For their part, the Indians did...

I don't think many Bangladeshis go to India, they are doing quite well here

I don't think many Bangladeshis go to India, they are doing quite well here

Khaleda Zia, former Bangladesh PM and Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, met India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj last week in Dhaka. In an exclusive interview at her office Sunday, she spoke of her expectations of the Narendra Modi government, her thoughts on the previous UPA government, and politics in Bangladesh. How was your meeting...

Sushma Swaraj's goodwill visit

Sushma Swaraj's goodwill visit

THE Bangladesh foreign ministry must have heaved a sigh of relief at the end of Sushma Swaraj's 3-day visit to Dhaka. The reasons are not far to seek. During the Indian election campaign BJP stalwarts, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had threatened that they would deport so-called “illegal Bangladeshi immigrants” living in India. Dhaka...

Editorial

Sushma Swaraj's Dhaka visit

THE Dhaka visit by Sushma Swaraj as external affairs minister of the one month old BJP-led government in New Delhi has gone down well with observers in Bangladesh. The importance the new government of India attaches to Bangladesh has been amply illustrated by its choice of Dhaka as the first destination of diplomatic engagement after Thimpu.   The outcome of her visit can be seen in two parts -- one, it has provided an impetus to break new grounds in...

Old hopes given anew by BJP

Old hopes given anew by BJP

The maiden trip of Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj brings no new hope for Bangladesh but makes her government's intention clear about further consolidating the existing cordial relations with Dhaka.   Like the Congress-led UPA administration, the new Indian government headed by BJP leader Narendra Modi has shown willingness to remove hurdles to...

India wants to boost people to people ties

India wants to boost people to people ties

Instead of any certain political party, India will continue to strengthen relationship between the people of the two countries, visiting Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said today. “India wants to continue its strong relationship with the people of Bangladesh. It also wants people to people contact, which was the aim of Saarc, instead...

  

INDIAN FM'S MAIDEN TRIP

'LBA signing soon'

'LBA signing soon'

Saying that India's Rajya Sabha is actively considering the issue of a land boundary agreement (LBA) with Bangladesh, visiting Indian external affairs minister today assured that the deal would be signed soon, according to the foreign minister. Regarding the signing of the much-awaited Teesta water sharing deal, Minister AH Mahmood Ali said: "The Indian...

BNP hopeful of settling bilateral issues with India

BNP hopeful of settling bilateral issues with India

BNP is hopeful of resolving the outstanding bilateral issues, including Teesta and land boundary, during the visit of Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to Bangladesh, a senior party leader said today. “We welcome the visit of the Indian minister to Bangladesh as it would boost bilateral relations between the two countries as well...

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