Chinese Submarines for The Bangladesh Navy An Assessment

The Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in December 2015, announced that ‘two submarines would be added to Bangladesh Navy by the middle of the next year’, i.e., 20161. The Prime Minister was speaking at the passing out parade of...

Bangladesh, China, Neighbourhood Studies

Pak-Bangladesh Diplomatic Spat: Tip of the Iceberg

Recent months have seen Pakistan and Bangladesh expelling each other’s diplomats and ‘summoning’ each other’s envoys to lodge ‘strong’ protests. The expulsions and ‘summoning’ are just the tip of the iceberg, reflective of a deeper malaise that...

Bangladesh, Pakistan, Neighbourhood Studies

Bangladesh - Politics of Confrontation: Political Deadlock

Bangladesh’s tryst with democracy began a new chapter in the nation’s history when the newly independent nation adopted its first Constitution in 1972 with the tenets of nationalism, democracy, socialism and secularism. The then political...

Bangladesh, Neighbourhood Studies

Prime Minister Modi’s Visit to Bangladesh - A Review

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid an extremely successful 2-day visit to Bangladesh on June 6&7 2015 that was not only a high profile bilateral visit but was equally rich in substantive content and deliverable out come. As mentioned in our...

Bangladesh, Neighbourhood Studies

India and Bangladesh: The Importance of Seizing the Moment

Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, in an interview on the eve of his visit had likened the unanimous ratification of the LBA and its Protocol by the Indian Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha to the fall of the Berlin Wall. How relevant is this...

Bangladesh, Neighbourhood Studies

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Upcoming Visit to Bangladesh

Prime Minister Modi, as part of his continuing neighbourhood outreach agenda that began with his visit to Bhutan followed by visits to Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and Seychelles, will be paying a two-day visit to Bangladesh from June 6 to 7, 2015...

Bangladesh, Neighbourhood Studies

Bangladesh-India Land Boundary Agreement 1974 and Protocol thereunder of 2011 Some personal insights

The unanimity with which the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha finally, on May 6 and 7 respectively this year, passed the Bangladesh-India Land Boundary Agreement, 1974 and the Protocol thereunder of 2011 was indeed a historic, game-changing development...

Bangladesh, Neighbourhood Studies

Sushma Swaraj’s Bangladesh Visit: A Good Start to “Neighbours First” Policy in Dhaka

Introduction

Termed as a “goodwill visit”, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj led her first international visit to Bangladesh on 25 June accompanied by Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh and other senior officials. The visit...

Bangladesh, Neighbourhood Studies

Violence Against Minority Hindus in Bangladesh: An Analysis

Introduction

Bangladesh was born in 1971 premised on a secular and democratic ethos as paragraph 2 of the preamble of the first constitution of Bangladesh which was adopted on November 4, 1972 accepted ‘nationalism’, ‘socialism’, ‘...

Bangladesh, Neighbourhood Studies

BCIM Economic Corridor: Prospects and Issues

Introduction

One of the cornerstones of India’s strategy has been to develop India economically and technologically. Another facet of India’s policy has been to seek partnerships on the strategic, economic and technological fronts...

Bangladesh, China, Indo-Pacific, Myanmar, International Relations and Diplomacy, Neighbourhood Studies