Indo-Bangla land boundary pact is meeting of hearts, says PM ModiLIVE UPDATES:*Prime Minister Narendra Modi concludes his speech at BICC. *Our (Bangladesh PM and PM Modi) thought process match perfectly. All we think of is development, development and development: PM Modi*Mamata said I can never hospitality
*Prime Minister Narendra Modi concludes his speech at BICC.
*Our (Bangladesh PM and PM Modi) thought process match perfectly. All we think of is development, development and development: PM Modi
*Mamata said I can never hospitality of Bangladesh. I agree: PM Modi
*I think I should have visited rural areas of Bangladesh: PM Modi
*India and Bangladesh must have equal rate of growth: PM Modi
*Rabindranath penned anthems of both our countries: PM Modi
*This region has a lot to offer to the world: PM Modi
*On my very first day, I took a pledge to walk unitedly: PM Modi
*Developing countries like India and Bangladesh must fight unitedly: PM Modi
*We must tell our future generations about our fight for liberation: PM Modi
*A nation which represents 1/6th of humanity and which has contributed so much to international peace & security deserves a place in UNSC: PM
*India is the country which never attacked other country for land: PM Modi
*75,000 soldiers of undivided India perished in First World War: PM Modi
*15 lakh Indian troops fought for other countries: PM Modi
*India has not found place in a revamped U.N. Security Council: PM Modi
*Developing countries must bring changes in the U.N.: PM Modi
*Bangladesh PM has adopted zero-tolerance policy towards terrorism: PM Modi
*Times have changed, but the U.N. has not changed: PM Modi
*2 billion line of credit will be a win-win situation for both the countries: PM Modi
*Our people will get jobs your country will get revenues: PM Modi
*Bangladesh govt. is cracking down on illegal currency notes: PM Modi
*We can't let inimical forces to divide us: PM Modi
*We will resolve Teesta issue with a humanitarian way: PM Modi
*I am proud of the performance of Bangladesh cricketers: PM Modi
*We can create blue economy via Sea: PM Modi
*Bangladesh has done good work in women empowerment: PM Modi
*SAARC satellite will help in weather forecast, education and health: PM Modi
*Both the countries are fortunate to have abundant solar power: PM Modi
*Easy connectivity will make SAARC nations prosper: PM Modi
*Dhaka University has given the gift of knowledge to this country: PM Modi
*Land has been a uniting factor for India and Bangladesh: PM Modi
*Land boundary pact is not just a land related agreement but it's a meeting of hearts: PM Modi
*Times are changing imperialism are not alive: PM Modi
*When such young people are led on path to growth they will win: PM Modi
*Both India and Bangladesh have 65% population comprising of people less than 35 years of age. PM
*We are proud to shed blood for Bangladesh liberation: PM Modi
*Not just Asia but the entire world will now conduct a post-mortem of my 2-day visit to Bangladesh: PM Narendra Modi
*Chinese officials gave me Bangladesh example as garment exporter: PM Modi
*Poor countries like us are ignored by the world: PM Modi
*The person who taught us a lot, Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee has been honoured by Bangladesh today: PM
*I have an emotional attachment with Bangladesh: Modi
*People thought we are close, but world will agree we are together: PM Modi
*India is always with people of Bangladesh: PM Modi
*PM Modi addresses Indian community at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in Dhaka
PM Modi attends cultural programme at Bangabandhu International Conference Center
With an aim to boost bilateral trade, Bangladesh has offered to establish two Special Economic Zones for Indian companies besides allowing Life Insurance Corporation to start operations in the country.
After Prime Minister Narendra Modi's talks with his counterpart Sheikh Hasina yesterday, both sides signed a number of pacts to spur economic engagement and enhance connectivity so that North East region could be linked to South Asian countries.
Former Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was on Sunday conferred the Bangladesh Liberation War award for his contribution to the South Asian nation's fight for liberation from Pakistan.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day visit to Bangladesh, received the award on behalf of Vajpayee from President Mohammad Abdul Hamid at a function in Dhaka.
“An inspiration for so many people like me, Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee is being honoured by Bangladesh,” Modi said in a speech on the occasion.
“If Atalji's health permitted and he was present here, this occasion would be very different,” Modi said.
“Every Indian wanted the dream of an independent Bangladesh to be realised,” he added.
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina highlighted Vajpayee's contribution to her country's Liberation War.
“As a politician, Shri Vajpayee's unstinting support to Bangladesh played an important role in mobilising support for our cause,” she said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called on Bangladesh President Mohammad Abdul Hamid at Bangabhawan in Dhaka.
“A warmth that brings two nations together. PM@narendramodi and President Abdul Hamid confer at Bangabhawan,” Vikas Swarup, spokesperson of the External Affairs Ministry, tweeted.
The Prime Minister was accompanied by Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar during the meeting.
PM Modi inaugurates Indian High Commission chancery
The Prime Minister visited the the newly-constructed Indian High Commission's chancery at Baridhara. He inaugurated the chancery and interacted with the people there.
He also planted a bakul sapling in the compound.
"Reaching out to Bangladesh directly. PM inaugurated 6 projects undertaken with grant in aid & interacts w/ beneficiaries," Vikas Swarup, spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs, tweeted.
The six projects are: the India-Bangladesh Maitri Girls Hostel, Victoria College, Narail; construction of third floor of Blind Education & Rehabilitation Development Organisation, Mirpur, Dhaka; sewage treatment plant snd waste water treatment plant, Kumudini Hospital, Mirzapur, Tangail; establishment of Hindi Department, Institute of Modern Languages, University of Dhaka; recording studio, Music Department, University of Dhaka and Assistance to Department of Dance, University of Dhaka.
Modi visited the Ramkrishna Mission at Gopibagh and was greeted by the monks at the temple. He spoke to the senior monks and posed for pictures with the saffron-robed monks of the Ramakrishna order.
"Last month in Kolkata. This month in Dhaka. PM visits Ramakrishna Mission in Bangladesh," tweeted Swarup.
The Dhaka Ramakrishna Mission Math is a branch of the Belur Math, which Modi visited last month when he was in Kolkata.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi started his second day in Bangladesh by visiting Dhakeshwari National Temple in Dhaka.
"An early morning temple visit. PM @narendramodi worships at the Sree Sree Dhakeshwari Temple in Dhaka," External Affairs Ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup tweeted.
The temple is state-owned, giving it the distinction of being Bangladesh's "national temple". After offering prayers at the temple, Modi met members of the temple committee and other senior members at the temple.
Modi was offered a memento by the temple authorities.
Then he will go back to his hotel before leaving for Bangabhaban to meet President Md Abdul Hamid. He will receive the Award of Liberation War Honour on behalf of former Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee and attend a private lunch hosted by the President.
Yesterday, in a historic move, India and Bangladesh ratified an over 40-year-old land border swap agreement and flagged off two new trans-border buses - Kolkata-Dhaka-Agartala and Dhaka-Shillong-Guwahati. The land swap agreement envisages transfer of 111 enclaves with a total area of 17,160.63 acres to Bangladesh, while Dhaka is to transfer 51 enclaves with an area of 7,110.02 acres to India. A 6.1-km undefined border stretch will be demarcated.
The Indian Prime Minister held talks with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina and announced a US 2 billion Line of Credit to Dhaka.
Both countries also inked 22 agreements, including renewing a bilateral trade agreement, an agreement on coastal shipping, on using of the Chittagong and Mongla ports, and prevention of smuggling and circulation of fake currency notes.
Modi had yesterday also visited the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum to pay tribute to the founder of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. He also went to the National Martyrs' Memorial, or the Jatiyo Sriti Shoudho, to pay tribute to the soldiers who gave their lives in the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971.