India-Bangladesh Current Affairs - 2020

Bangladesh nationals settled in India before 1971 are Indians and can vote: Meghalaya HC

As per a judgment by the Meghalaya High Court, Bangladesh nationals who have settled in Meghalaya before March 24, 1971 should be treated as Indians and they should be enrolled in the voters list. The verdict was based on a petition filed by over 40 refugees, living Amjong village near the Assam-Meghalaya border in Meghalaya’s Read More…

First Ministerial Level Talk held for BCIM Trade Corridor

India, China, Bangladesh and Myanmar held the first ever official-level discussions on the ambitious BCIM economic corridor to link India and China with Bangladesh and Myanmar. The economic advantages of the BCIM trade corridor are:- Approach to numerous markets in Southeast Asia, Improvement of transportation infrastructure and Creation of industrial zones  Currently, the four nations Read More…

Indo-Bangladesh extradition treaty comes into effect

The India and Bangladesh extradition treaty came into effect with the handing over of the instruments of ratification. The treaty was signed in January 2013. How would Indo-Bangladesh Extradition Treaty help? With the treaty coming into effect, both the nations will be able to exchange convicts and under trials as required. The treaty provides for Read More…

India-Bangladesh power transmission link opened

In a historic event, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh inaugurated  the India- Bangladesh Grid interconnection in Bangladesh through a video-conference. The key 71-km Baharampur-Bheramara transmission link between the electricity grids of the two countries will boost the ties between the two nations.  The link would facilitate cross-border electricity transfer of up to 500 mega watt (MW) from Read More…

Parliament to approve “1974 Indira-Mujib pact”

The 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 Read More…