Issue Brief on “Hasina-Modi Renewed Power Play in South Asia”

Ahead of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to India in the second week of April 2017, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said “Your dream of golden Bangla is our dream too.”[1] However, Modi’s love for Bangladesh is largely being viewed with scepticism.

India-Bangladesh relations have been on the upswing since Sheikh Hasina Wajid came to power in 2009. The improved relations are largely due to her efforts to stamp out anti-Indian sentiment from Bangladesh. However, cooperation between the two countries strengthened steadily after Narendra Modi assumed office over three years ago.

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