Ashikur Rahman is senior economist, Policy Research Institute.
PM Modi’s two-day visit is likely to be a helpful curtain-raiser for many contentious political and economic negotiations.
Taking a long view, it is evident that the economic growth of Bangladesh has been steady over the past four decades. Following some turbulence in the years after independence due to famine and natural disasters, overall progress since the 1990s has been good.
It is only under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s leadership — after the electoral victory of the Awami League-led alliance in 2008 — that Bangladesh made a complete U-turn in its approach to India.
Since 2009, Bangladesh and India have peacefully navigated many contested issues that had remained unresolved since 1947.
As striking as the Awami League’s election triumph has been the BNP’s rout. Unable to reinvent itself and still looking to Islamabad, the BNP could face the fate of the Muslim League in Bangladesh. Here is why
Bangladesh’s main opposition party’s distrust of India is politically imprudent
Bangladesh urgently needs to overhaul its anti-terror strategy.
PM Narendra Modi is set to hold talks with Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka.