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12:00 AM, October 16, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:06 AM, October 16, 2020

India seeks reduction of charges for using Bangladeshi airports

Newly-appointed Indian High Commissioner Vikram K Doraiswami yesterday requested Bangladesh to reduce all general charges for using Bangladeshi airports by Indian airlines for the time being, as Covid-19 has affected them like other airlines of the world.

He said this at a meeting with State Minister for Civil Aviation M Mahbub Ali at his office at the secretariat.

During the meeting, the high commissioner also proposed to launch Agartala-Dhaka-Agartala flight and work on digitisation in all airports of Bangladesh, the ministry said in a release.

Meanwhile, while meeting with Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque at the latter's office in the city, the Indian high commissioner mentioned that his father had fought in the 1971 Liberation War of Bangladesh as a member of the Allied Forces and that Bangladesh-India relations were tested.

The high commissioner noted that the memorial constructed by Bangladesh in memory of the Allied Forces would further strengthen Bangladesh-India friendship.

During the meeting, India's friendly relations with Bangladesh, Bangladesh's Liberation War and various bilateral issues were discussed, the ministry said in a release.

The minister said Bangladesh does not have complete lists of the members of the allied force, Mujib force, refugee camps, training camps and the list of Indian hospitals providing wartime services.

The minister sought cooperation of the high commissioner to get these lists in preserving the correct and complete history of the Liberation War.

The high commissioner assured him of full cooperation in this regard.

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