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