Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina ratified the land boundary agreement to settle India’s 41-year-old border issue with Bangladesh.
According to reports, 111 border enclaves will be transferred to Bangladesh in exchange for 51 that will become part of India under the deal. It is expected that more than 50,000 people will get citizenship after the agreement is implemented.
Two trans-border bus services have also been launched and agreements on building power plants to produce 4,600MW of electricity to help Bangladesh overcome a crippling energy crisis have been concluded.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today morning left for his a two-day state visit to Bangladesh. On Sunday, PM Modi is expected to visit the Dakheshwari Temple and the Ramkrishna Mission.
PM Modi will also meet Bangladesh’s President Abdul Hamid at the Bangabhawan, where he will receive the Award of Liberation War Honour on behalf of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
As per reports, PM will also interact with young students before departing for India on Sunday evening.