India-Bangladesh ties a truly 360 degrees partnership
News Desk, News Nation 360: External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar met Bangladesh Prime Minister M. Sheikh Hasina on the 4 th of March during his official visit to Dhaka. Dr Jaishankar was a day-long visit to prepare the ground for Prime Minister Modi's visit to Bangladesh later this month to participate in the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh's Independence and 50 years of Bangladesh-India diplomatic relations. According to officials at the Indian High Commission in Dhaka, Dr Jaishankar called on the Bangladeshi Prime Minister at Ganobhaban, the official residence of the Prime Minister of Bangladesh. In a gesture of that conveyed deep emotional and historic ties that the two countries shared having fought the Bangladesh Liberation War together 50 years ago, the Indian External Affairs Minister presented the Bangladeshi Prime Minister with two books on Bangladesh written by his late father K Subrahmanyam, one of India’s foremost international affairs analyst and strategic thinker. Prime Minister Hasina too reciprocated the EAM’s gesture by presenting him seven volumes of pre-independence period Secret Documents of the Pakistani Intelligence Branch. Documents that could be priceless for Indian academics and historians. Dr Jaishankar also met with Bangladesh’s Foreign Minister A.K. Abdul Momen. According to Dr Jaishankar, these are amongst the first books written on Bangladesh in early 1972. He would’ve been proud to see Bangladesh’s remarkable progress. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s planned visit to Dhaka later this month will surely be a very memorable one. India’s strategic ties with Bangladesh as a truly 360-degree partnership. May all our dreams come true and he can assure everybody that India will always be there by your side, as a reliable friend. It is truly a 360-degree partnership.
Report : Anustup Kundu