Neighbourhood Studies
Bangladesh
Bangladesh FM’s Delhi Visit: Can India help?

The first overseas visit of the Bangladesh Foreign Minister, AK Abdul Momen to India during 7-9 February 2019 was important for a variety of reasons. The visit was more than validation of the existing strength of the bilateral relations, it was also

Bangladesh : Leveraging its Locational Advantage

India and Bangladesh recently made history. After years of discussion and negotiations the first land and air transshipment between them finally took place towards the end of 2018. The first bonded container 4.41 tonne cargo from Bangladesh moved thr

बांग्लादेश चुनाव: हिफाजत का बढ़ता प्रभाव

शेख हसीना ने 26 अक्टूबर को पार्टी के एक मंच पर ऐलान किया कि दो कट्टर चरमपंथी गुटों जमात-ए-इस्लामी

Bangladesh Elections: Growing Influence of ‘Hefazat’

The announcement on October 26th at a party forum by Sheikh Hasina that the two foremost hard-line fundamentalist groups, viz. the Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) and the Hefazat-e-Islam(HeI), should be treated differently, was closely followed by t

Bangladesh's quest for Sufi and Liberal Space

Sufis are accepted as a moderate strain of Islam and often being described as the ‘Mystic Muslim’ too. Historian Richard Eaton has identified several strands and references to Sufis and Pirs during 16th Century in the documented Musli

Bangladesh: Demand for Elections under Caretaker Government

Election times are quintessentially interesting, more so when some of the South Asian countries are involved. The element of unpredictability and host of other varied considerations surrounding any election in the region, makes these events an analys

Bangladesh: Quota Politics

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

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

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

The 1971 Genocide: Resurgent Bangladesh’s Quest for Justice, Pakistani Obduracy and India’s Role

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),

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

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

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