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India signs pact to ease visa restrictions for Bangladeshis

 Indian and Bangladeshi officials sign the Revised Travel Arrangement pact in the presence of visiting Home Minister Rajnath Singh and his counterpart Asaduzzaman Khan, in Dhaka on July 15, 2018. Photo: @HMOIndia

Indian and Bangladeshi officials sign the Revised Travel Arrangement pact in the presence of visiting Home Minister Rajnath Singh and his counterpart Asaduzzaman Khan, in Dhaka on July 15, 2018. Photo: @HMOIndia

India on July 15 signed a revised travel agreement with Bangladesh to ease visa restrictions for citizens from the neighbouring country.

The agreement was signed between the two countries in Dhaka in presence of visiting Home Minister Rajnath Singh and his counterpart Asaduzzaman Khan.

Mr. Singh is in Dhaka on a three-day visit.

Under the Revised Travel Arrangement (RTA)-2018, freedom fighters and elderly Bangladeshi nationals will get five year multiple visa from India, Daily Star reported.

Mr. Singh and Mr. Khan also held the 6th Home Minister-Level Talks between India and Bangladesh.

He also visited Bangabandhu Museum where paid tributes to the father of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

“Deeply moved to see the site where he and his family members were martyred. His contribution to Bangladesh and South Asia will always be remembered,” Mr. Singh tweeted.


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