India is elated at Bangladesh’s transformation, says Jaishankar

India-Bangladesh relationship is a role model for good neighbourly relationship in the South Asian region, said External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Monday.

Speaking on the occasion of the handing over of 10 broad gauge locomotives to Bangladesh, he acknowledged the progress the neighbouring nation had made over the years.

And the Bangladesh representatives said Dhaka was eyeing the “bigger picture” that connected the South Asian region with East Asia.

Mr. Jaishankar said, “Our two countries continue to script shonali adhyay , guided by the progressive vision of Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Sheikh Hasina. As your close friend and neighbour, we are indeed happy to witness the transformative growth in Bangladesh. We have seen impressive growth rates in the last few years and your achievements across all socio-economic indicators have set new benchmarks.”

The handing over of the locomotives under grant assistance was agreed upon during the October 2019 visit of Ms. Hasina to India.

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