​India-Bangladesh Relations: Challenges and Significance

India and Bangladesh share bonds of history, language, culture, and multitude of other commonalities. The excellent bilateral ties reflect an all-encompassing partnership based on sovereignty, equality, trust, and understanding that goes far beyond a strategic partnership.

What are the major challenges impacting India-Bangladesh relations?

  • Transboundary River Negotiations: India and Bangladesh share 54 rivers, but only the Ganga Waters Treaty and the Kushiyara River Treaty have been signed. Major rivers like the Teesta and Feni remain under negotiation.
  • Illegal Migration: Illegal migration from Bangladesh to India, including refugees and economic migrants, strains resources and security in Indian Border States. The issue intensified ....
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