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India, Bangladesh sign MoU for setting up a coastal surveillance system radar in Bangladesh

India and Bangladesh have signed an MoU that will enable Delhi to set up a coastal surveillance system radar in Bangladesh.

Seven agreements signed

The two countries signed seven agreements in New Delhi, 5 Oct, after talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina. -- MoU for providing a Coastal Surveillance System; Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) on the use of Chattogram and Mongla Ports for Movement of goods to and from India; MoU on withdrawal of 1.82 cusec of water from Feni River by India for drinking water supply scheme for Sabroom town, Tripura; Agreement concerning Implementation of the Lines of Credit (LoCs) committed by India to Bangladesh; MoU between University of Hyderabad and University of Dhaka; Renewal of Cultural Exchange Programme MoU on Co-operation in Youth Affairs.

Both Prime Ministers welcomed the initiatives for the development of closer Maritime Security Partnership and establishment of Coastal Surveillance Radar System in Bangladesh.

Coastal surveillance system to pave coastal surveillance system

The coastal surveillance system will pave way for Indo-Bangladesh White Shipping Agreement coastal surveillance system in future. This will be useful amid growing terror threats via seas.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina highlighted that the people of Bangladesh are awaiting early signing and implementation of the Framework of Interim Agreement for sharing of the Teesta waters, as agreed upon by both governments in 2011. Prime Minister Modi informed that his government is working with all stakeholders in India for conclusion of the Agreement soonest possible.

 

Other agreements signed

Other agreements signed by the two countries include MoU for Standard Operating Procedure on the use of Chattogram and Mongla Ports and MoU on withdrawal of 1.82 cusecs of water from Feni River by India for drinking water supply scheme for Sabroom town in Tripura.

The two leaders also inaugurated through video-link three bilateral development partnership projects including on import of Bulk LPG from Bangladesh.

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