The connection between India and Bangladesh has withstood the check of time and each nations have charted a singular mannequin for regional cooperation that’s fairly unparalleled in South Asia, Overseas Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla mentioned on Friday.
He mentioned each the nations have been blessed with historical past, tradition, language and above all an ardent perception in freedom, justice and pluralism, and described the commonalities because the “bridge” to a way forward for peace and prosperity.
Mr Shringla was talking on the inaugural perform of the third Bangladesh movie competition in Kolkata.
“India and Bangladesh have collectively charted a singular mannequin for regional cooperation, fairly unparalleled in South Asia,” he mentioned.
“The India-Bangladesh bilateral relationship has withstood the check of time, and even because the world undergoes nice upheaval within the post-pandemic period, our relationship grows from power to power,” Mr Shringla mentioned.
The overseas secretary additionally talked about the sturdy exchanges that either side had in current months together with his two visits to Dhaka, however the coronavirus pandemic.
“Cooperation is shifting ahead inexorably. Our prime minister is wanting ahead to his go to to Dhaka,” he mentioned.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to journey to Dhaka in March. Bangladesh Overseas Secretary Masud Bin Momen visited India final month to organize floor for Modi’s go to to that nation.
In his handle, the overseas secretary referred to the historic bond between the 2 nations whereas delving into the Bangladesh liberation conflict.
“I say it with nice pleasure that the deep historic bond between our two nations has been etched in golden letters with the blood of our troopers. It was protected and preserved by the sheer dedication of our peoples,” he mentioned.
“It was the spirit of 1971 that helped free Bangladesh, it was the spirit of 1971 that spurred the India-Bangladesh relationship and it’s this similar spirit of 1971 that we recognise immediately as the muse of the connection for the years to come back,” Mr Shringla added.
Round 93,000 Pakistani troops had surrendered earlier than the joint forces of the Indian Military and the “Mukti Bahini” on December 16, 1971 that led to the beginning of Bangladesh.
The 12 months 2021 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the liberation of Bangladesh, the fiftieth 12 months of bilateral diplomatic ties in addition to the beginning centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Mr Shringla mentioned the taking pictures of the biopic on “Bangabandhu” Sheikh Mujibur Rahman started final month in Mumbai.
“This 12 months would see a plethora of occasions in each our nations in addition to in third nations, and on the UN headquarters in New York, by which India and Bangladesh will collectively have fun Mujib Barsho, have fun the individuals of Bangladesh and their tireless battle for “Swadhinota” (freedom) and the golden anniversary of the India-Bangladesh relationship,” he mentioned.