India-Bangladesh ties have seen new heights discrediting the reports of tension

Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended Eid greetings to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina through a letter on Friday. He assured that India is available to support Bangladesh’s efforts in fighting coronavirus, said a report by The Economic Times.

“The festival of Eid ul Azha, which is also celebrated in several parts of India, reminds us of our deep historical and cultural links. We hope that this festival will further enhance the spirit of peace and tolerance in our respective societies and promote fraternal ties between our two countries,” read Modi’s letter as quoted in the report.

Appreciating Bangladesh’s efforts in fighting the challenging times, Modi said in the letter, “We remain available to support your efforts in any way, including through capacity-building in the health sector;” the report quoted his letter.

In the recent past, India and Bangladesh have witnessed pathbreaking events bolstering their ties. The two sides have completed the first successful trial movement of container traffic through Chattogram port from Kolkata to Agartala. Ten Broad Gauge (BG) locomotives were handed over to Bangladesh by external affairs minister S. Jaishankar and railways minister Piyush Goyal on Monday, The Economic Times reported.

Bangladesh railways had increased its monthly allocation of freight trains to Indian Railways by about a third in June. Both sides have signed a second addendum to the protocol on Indian water trade and transit increasing the ports of call and routes, said the report.

Modi delivered the inaugural address at the Mujib Barsho celebrations emphasizing the golden chapter that India and Bangladesh have scripted in their ties recently, the report said.

Read the complete report in The Economic Times