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Why in news?

  • Speaking on the occasion of handing over 10 broad gauge locomotives to Bangladesh – Indian Minister of External Affairs said India-Bangladesh relationship is a role model for good neighbourly relationship in the South Asian region.
  • Bangladesh’s Foreign Minister said that the Indian government and society have an obligation to prevent any development that can fracture the historic ties with Bangladesh.

Details

  • India emphasized that it was indeed happy to witness the transformative economic growth in Bangladesh, and that Bangladeshi achievements across all socio-economic indicators have set new benchmarks.
  • The locomotives handed over under grant assistance are expected to provide improved train operations within the Bangladesh Railways and strengthen interchange with the Indian Railways.
  • The Bangladeshi Foreign Minister said both sides should work in such a way so that such disruptions can be averted.
  • Regarding the position of Bangladesh about the beginning of the temple construction in Ayodhya – Bangladeshi Foreign assured that they will not allow it to hurt ties.

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-Source: The Hindu

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