New Delhi: Bangladesh and India remain good friends despite irritants like the unresolved Teesta waters issue, illegal migration and so on, says Syed Badrul Ahsan, well known journalist and commentator from Dhaka.
Answering questions on The Gist, Ahsan acknowledges that while the Modi government at the centre wants to settle the Teesta issue, it is the West Bengal government under Mamata Bannerjee that has raised obstacles. He said India needs to address the trade deficit with Bangladesh but admits his country may lack exportable goods.
Sheikh Hasina, he says, is the best guarantee of bilateral relations moving forward. She is a modernist, committed to economic reform and can be relied upon to fight radicalisation and the anti-India narrative in her country.
Tune in for more in this conversation with Syed Badrul Ahsan.