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India, Bangladesh sign around two dozen agreements


New Delhi: India and Bangladesh on Saturday signed 22 agreements which include a 500 million dollar line of credit to Dhaka for the purchase of military hardware.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is currently visiting India. She met Indian Prime Minister here on Saturday.

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In a major development, India has also extended  4.5 billion dollars in a line of credit to the neighbouring nation for infrastructure projects.

PMO India tweeted: “PM @narendramodi meets PM Sheikh Hasina in New Delhi. The two leaders are holding talks on strengthening India-Bangladesh relations.”

Modi said he had a fruitful discussion with Hasina.

“It is an absolute honour to host PM Sheikh Hasina. We held fruitful & wide-ranging talks on the full spectrum of India-Bangladesh relations,” Modi tweeted.

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He said: “PM Sheikh Hasina & I reviewed existing cooperation & discussed new avenues of extensive cooperation that will benefit our nations & region.”

“Collaboration in commerce, boosting connectivity, capacity building & cooperation between our armed forces were vital areas discussed,” Modi said.

Modi said India greatly admired Hasina’s stance towards fighting terrorism.

“We greatly admire Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s firm resolve in dealing with terrorism. Her ‘zero tolerance’ policy inspires us,” Modi said.

Hasina arrived in India on Friday.


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