India-International Relations Current Affairs

Parliament to approve “1974 Indira-Mujib pact”

Screenshot_1The government will bring a constitutional amendment Bill in Parliament during the forthcoming session for implementation of the Indo-Bangla land boundary agreement. India intends to ratify the 1974 Indira-Mujib pact for demarcation of boundaries and for exchange of 161 adversely held enclaves with a population of about 50,000 people.

Both the countries have discussed the modalities for implementation of the extradition treaty signed that will give the way for deportation of ULFA general secretary Anup Chetia, currently lodged in a Bangladeshi jail.

India has also conveyed Bangladesh to ensure the release the remaining six Indians who were abducted by different Indian insurgent groups like NSCN, PLA and NDFB to that country. The six are part of 13 people whom the insurgents had kidnapped and taken to Bangladesh.


India, Nigeria ink Solar Power Plant Agreement

Screenshot_12India and Nigeria inked a Solar Power plant pact to locate sites for solar power plants in Niger state. This would provide additional energy for the African country’s national grid. With this agreement Bharat Heavy Electricals will begin first round of studies of siting independent solar powered plants in selected locations in Niger.

India expressed its interest in the provision of funds in various forms for the development of Nigeria’s power sector.