Prime Minister's visit to Bangladesh

Date: June 08, 2015

Line of Credit MoU Land Boundary Agreement

India and Bangladesh signed 22 bilateral agreements

During Prime Minister Modi’s recent visit to Bangladesh, India and Bangladesh signed and exchanged 22 instruments, including four agreements, three protocols, 14 memoranda of understanding (MoUs) and one letter of consent on a range of issues.

Major Agreements:

1- Ratfication of Land Boundry Agreement

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In a historic step towards improving ties, India and Bangladesh exchanged the instruments of ratification of the Land Boundary Agreement recently, promising an end to the “stateless existence” of more than 50,000 people on both sides of the border.The swap will involve handing over 17,000 acres of land to Bangladesh in return for 7,000 acres in 111 enclaves in West Bengal, Assam, Tripura and Meghalaya, and was first decided under the 1974 Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) between India and Bangladesh, but never ratified by Parliament.

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2- Agreement on Dhaka-Shillong-Guwahati bus service and its Protocol

3-Agreement on Kolkata-Dhaka-Agartala Bus Service and its Protocol

4-New Line of Credit of $2 billion by government of India to government of Bangladesh

5- Memorandum of Understanding on Blue Economy and Maritime Cooperation in the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean