Bangladesh’s relations with India are deteriorating, as evidenced by its shift in popularity in the region. The country is moving slowly towards Pakistan and China, as evidenced by the past ten months.
Disagreements between the two countries are now openly discussed in the media on both sides. A daily leader from Bangladesh, Bhorer Kagoj reported (also quoted by a Hindu) that the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Hasina Wajid, had not met with the Indian High Commission in the past four months despite repeated requests. Hindus have tried to contact the Indian High Commission in Dhaka and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MEA) for answers to questions related to this issue but have not been answered.
Hindus also report that Bangladesh has delayed work on all Indian projects since the renewal of the PM Hasina elections in 2019. The article quoted Bhorer Kagoj editor Shalal Dutta as saying that the country does not officially thank India for the help of the COVID-19 epidemic.
Beijing Urban Construction Group (BUCG) has reportedly been awarded a contract to build a new terminal at MAG Osmania Airport in Sylhet. The area is sensitive to New Delhi as it cuts through the northeastern region of India. We also emphasized the importance of an anonymous telephone conversation with Prime Minister Imran Khan and his Bangladeshi counterpart, Hasina Wajid, and how he set the stage for Islamabad in Kashmir.
The article noted that relations between India and Bangladesh have worsened after the former passed the Citizenship Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), and established the National Register of Citizens (NRC). Taking full advantage of the opportunity, Pakistan is making efforts to improve its relations with Bangistan. Media outlets who report on the development believe that regional views have now forced Islamabad and Dhaka to seek re-engagement.
Both countries have been on loggerhead for the past several years, especially since Prime Minister Hasina Wajid took office. Both still have to overcome painful memories of the events of 1971 that led to the partition of East Pakistan, now Pakistan.
Tensions escalate when the illegitimate Anglican government assassins several Bangladeshi Jamaat-e-Islami leaders in ‘war crimes’ in 1971. The move was in line with the 1974 agreement between Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh that obliged all countries not to pursue lawsuits against participants in the 1971 events.
Relations were so strained that Dhaka refused to accept the appointment of Pakistan’s Supreme Commissioner for 20 months. The appointment of Imran Ahmed Siddiqui as ambassador to Dhaka in November last year revived hopes that they would be disrupted.
Earlier this month, the Siddiqui held a bizarre meeting with Bangladeshi Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen, which is a fantastic resource such as development progress. The meeting was so important that it caused an alarm in the Indian camps. The Indian media also expressed concern about the conference, calling it Islamabad’s efforts to seize the opportunity for Indian participation in other issues.
Commenting on the development, a senior official at the foreign office said Pakistan was ready to work with Bangistan to resume relations. He further added that the initiative was not aimed at any country. Pakistan and Bangladesh share common historical, cultural, and religious ties. There is an intense desire on both sides to strengthen bilateral relations.