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Jaishankar appreciates growing connectivity with Bangladesh

  • Talks about its impact
  • Discusses Nepal’s export of electricity to India 
Update : 31 Jan 2024, 10:44 AM

Indian External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar has appreciated the growing connectivity with Bangladesh and its massive impact on the two countries, especially India’s northeast.

“For the first time in Bangladesh history, they have actually allowed Indians to go through Bangladesh and use Bangladeshi ports,” he said at an event on Tuesday, acknowledging its significant impact.

“The fact is that,” Jaishankar said, they can access Chittagong and Mongla ports.

He also mentioned the connectivity through buses and trains running there.

Regarding Nepal, the Indian foreign minister said Nepal’s export of electricity to India is an enormously rewarding transaction for the Himalayan country.

Noting India's growing engagement globally, Jaishankar said: “You are right that there is a competition. I would say today we should not be scared of competition. We should welcome competition and say I have the ability to compete.”

The Indian Institute of Management Mumbai hosted Dr Jaishankar in a conversation moderated by Dr Vijay Chauthaiwale.

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