Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations. Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests
6) Confusion with respect to manner of deportation of those left out of the NRC exercise could cast a shadow over the “best of the best” of ties between India and Bangladesh. In such a situation analyse areas of bilateral relations that need attention? (250 words)
Why this question:
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was on a four-day India visit, the first full bilateral meeting since both countries went to polls, marking a new chapter between New Delhi and Dhaka.
Key demand of the question:
One has to throw light on the current Indo-Bangladesh relations – key areas of operation and areas that need attention.
analyze – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.
Structure of the answer:
In brief explain the recent relations shared between the country and the historical past that the two countries share.
First explain the recent meeting of the two prime ministers – Modi and Ms. Hasina inaugurated three projects. The projects include import LPG from Bangladesh, inauguration of the Vivekananda Bhavan at Ram Krishna Mission in Dhaka and inauguration of Bangladesh-India professional skill development Institute at the Institute of Engineers in Khulna.
Discuss the areas of cooperation between the two countries.
Explain the areas of concern such as – Growing concerns in Bangladesh over the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam are another source of tensions.
Conclude that India-Bangladesh border is one of India’s most secured. Relations between the two countries have reached a stage of maturity. Bilateral ties can be expected to grow stronger in the future. It is for India to take the lead to remove these irritants.