On Monday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was assured by his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina that the government of Bangladesh that it would never allow the country’s soil to be used by any terrorist organization under its “zero tolerance policy”.
Sheikh Hasina stated that Dhaka was firmly committed to finishing terrorism from the South Asian region through regional and multilateral cooperation of both sides. Four projects were inaugurated by the Bangladeshi PM along with PM Modi related to healthcare, drinking water supply, public transport through video-conferencing. Meanwhile, Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj also spoke through video-conferencing.
“We remain steadfast in our resolve to root out the scourge of terrorism from our region and beyond through bilateral, regional and multilateral cooperation,” Ms. Hasina said.
The four projects included, supply of Double Decker and Single Decker AC and Non-AC Buses and Trucks to Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (under the second Line of Credit); 36 Community Clinics in five north and northeastern Bangladesh districts bordering India with an aid from Indian government; setting up of 11 Water Treatment Plants in two southwestern cities and the extension of India’s National Knowledge Network (NKN) to Bangladesh.
She also announced, “zero tolerance policy” against terrorism “in all its forms and manifestations”. Ms. Hasina also expressed her “utmost sympathy” for the family members of the Indian CRPF personnel who were killed in last month’s terror attack in Pulwama in Kashmir.
“We reiterate our strong condemnation of this dastardly act,” she added.
According to Ms. Swaraj the four projects ” symbolize the breadth and depth of our partnership” and also a reaffirmation of our “Neighbourhood First Policy”.

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