There are expectations that Bengal CM may soften her government’s stand on the water-sharing treaty
The most likely meeting next month between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, in the presence of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, is expected to open a new chapter in long-pending Teesta water-sharing treaty.
Bangladesh Premier plans to watch the cricket Test match between India and Bangladesh at Eden Gardens in Kolkata starting November 22, where Modi is expected to join her, reports The Economic Times.
The Bangladesh PM attended the India Economic Summit in New Delhi early October and subsequently met Modi, opening a new chapter in regional connectivity.
There are expectations that Bengal CM may soften her government's stand on the water-sharing treaty.
Banerjee remains intransigent on sharing Teesta waters with Bangladesh, but Modi had promised Hasina last month a deal in the near future.
Pakistani PMs and Indian leaders attempted to bond over cricket in the 1980s and later during the 2011 World Cup that was hosted in South Asia.
Bangladesh has emerged as a key strategic partner for India in South Asia. At the October 4 summit, both sides inked a MoU to set up a coastal surveillance radar system in Bangladesh and decided to expand the connectivity network between the two countries that will boost New Delhi's Indo-Pacific strategy