Commentary: Bangladesh: Quota Politics

Abhijit Chakravertty
What began as a small protest against quotas in government jobs in Dhaka University on 17 February 2018 soon spread to Chittagong, Khulna, Barisal, Mymensingh, Sylhet and some other parts of the country. It reached its peak on 8 April when students b
Neighbourhood Studies, Bangladesh

Commentary: Bangladesh - The Khaleda Zia Verdict and its Political Implications

Dr. Madhumita Srivastava Balaji, Senior Research Associate, VIF
In a judicial verdict of unprecedented political import, on February 8, 2018, a Special Court in Bangladesh sentenced the former Prime Minister and leader of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), Begum Khaleda Zia, to a five-year jail term, in a case o
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The 1971 Genocide: Resurgent Bangladesh’s Quest for Justice, Pakistani Obduracy and India’s Role

Varun Nambiar, Research Intern, VIF
The Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina recently concluded four-day visit to New Delhi which marked a significant milestone in both the country’s relationship. Although still considered one of the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs),
Neighbourhood Studies, Bangladesh

PM Sheikh Hasina’s Visit, 2017-Time for New Vision in Indo-Bangladesh Relation

C D Sahay, Centre Head & Senior Fellow, Neighbourhood Studies and Internal Security Studies, VIF
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to visit India (April 7-10, 2017) at the invitation of Indian Prime Minister Modi. In a statement issued by the government, “The upcoming visit is expected to further expand cordial and cooperati
Neighbourhood Studies, Bangladesh

Chinese Submarines for The Bangladesh Navy An Assessment

Commodore Gopal Suri, Senior Fellow, VIF
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
Neighbourhood Studies, Bangladesh, China

Pak-Bangladesh Diplomatic Spat: Tip of the Iceberg

Tilak Devasher, Consultants, VIF
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 ma
Neighbourhood Studies, Bangladesh, Pakistan

Bangladesh - Politics of Confrontation: Political Deadlock

Dr. Madhumita Srivastava Balaji, Senior Research Associate, VIF
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 environ
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Prime Minister Modi’s Visit to Bangladesh - A Review

C D Sahay, Centre Head & Senior Fellow, Neighbourhood Studies and Internal Security Studies, VIF
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 pre-visit
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India and Bangladesh: The Importance of Seizing the Moment

Amb Tariq Karim, Distinguished Fellow, VIF
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 analogy?
Neighbourhood Studies, Bangladesh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Upcoming Visit to Bangladesh

Dr. Madhumita Srivastava Balaji, Senior Research Associate, VIF
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. Unl
Neighbourhood Studies, Bangladesh