Modi leaves for Bangladesh — what's on the table

June 06, 2015 08:03 am | Updated November 16, 2021 05:02 pm IST - New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday left for a two-day visit to Bangladesh where he will hold talks with his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina and ink several agreements.

“Leaving for Bangladesh. This visit is going to strengthen the bond between our Nations, benefitting people of our countries and our region,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

“Ready for a historic visit to Bangladesh. IAF Rajdoot awaits PM @narendramodi,” Vikas Swarup, spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs tweeted.

Our Correspondents Haroon Habib and Suvojit Bagchi add:

>What's on the table

» An expected credit line of $2 billion and two private-sector power-purchase agreements.
» The Bangladeshi side has strongly pushed a detailed plan for a “soft loan” for the information technology (IT) sector.
» Bangladesh has proposed to supply 10 gigabyte per second of bandwidth to India, for which an agreement is expected between the public sector telecommunication companies of the two nations.
» Many bilateral agreements are planned, of which two on power exports are expected from the Adani and Reliance groups.
» Agreements on transit-transhipment and railway communication and one between the Bureaux of Standards of the two countries are expected.
» India is expected to provide financial packages for infrastructure development.
» The two sides may also sign a visa facilitation agreement.

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