Speech by Mr. Farooq Sobhan, President, Bangladesh Enterprise Institute on INDO-BANGLADESH RELATIONS POST MODI ON 30th June 2014 AT THE CARNEGIE INSTITUTE, Washington DC
Date: 30 June 2014
Since Bangladesh’s independence in 1971, Indo-Bangladesh relations have gone through periods of cooperation and periods of friction. A new dynamic phase began in January 2009 following the landslide victory of the Awami League in the December 2008 elections. While Congress was in power, the AL government enjoyed what some people would call a ‘special’ relationship. This had a lot to do with Sheikh Hasina’s close relations with the Gandhi family and also with Mr.Pranab Mukherjee. It also had a lot to do with India’s support during Bangladesh’s Liberation War, the secular credentials of the Awami League and the issue of mutual trust and confidence.
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