As the long wait of almost 70 years approached its end, Nurul Islam was gripped by a sensation he had not felt before - the anticipation of freedom.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in Dhaka for the first time on a two-day state visit on June 6, official announcements say. Some key instruments, including the much-awaited land boundary deal, are expected to be finalised during the Indian premier’s visit.
At long last the last impediment to the implementation of the Land Boundary Agreement and the related Protocols has been removed.
The people living in the enclaves had no clear identity so far. They enjoyed none of the basic amenities and facilities such as schools, hospitals, etc.
THE unanimous passage of the Land Boundary Agreement Bill in both the Houses of the Indian Parliament is a historic development.
THE NDA government's 'neighbour first' policy received further boost in the recent past. From taking a lead in operationalising the rescue plan in Nepal to the passage of the long pending landmark Land Boundary Agreement (LBA), the signature determination of the government's intention to boost India's neighbourhood policy is apparent.
SOON the Government of India would table the 119th Constitutional Amendment Bill to bring the revised India Bangladesh Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) into force.