Shortly after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to Dhaka, Gateway House interviewed the Bangladeshi High Commissioner to India, Tariq Ahmad Karim, who commented on the prospects of enhanced relations between the two nations, and the opportunities that lie ahead.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to Dhaka was, by and large, a success; but poor internal coordination hampered the greater possibilities of the visit. India and Bangladesh can now explore new prospects, on maritime issues, oil and gas and environmental concerns in the Sundarbans.
Resolving the issues facing the mangrove forest can advance the relationship between India and Bangladesh
On September 6, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will visit Bangladesh for a highly anticipated round of talks. This is the moment for both sides to look afresh at the Sundarbans and make it the creative spur for our bilateral prosperity, says Shloka Nath.
While the fractious Indo-Bangladesh relationship has made progress over the past few months, both sides must engage in environmental diplomacy in the vulnerable Sundarbans region to ensure bilateral prosperity.
Gateway House launched its first Global Minds Essay Contest, with the theme "Who can save the Sundarbans?", open to any student in India aged 15-19 years. A panel comprising Bittu Sahgal, Vijay Crishna, Ambassador Neelam Deo, and Smita Parekh determined the winners.
Gateway House launched its first Global Minds Essay Contest, with the theme "Who can save the Sundarbans?", open to any student in India aged 15-19 years. This essay by Damini Roy, from Rajasthan, won the first prize.
The Sundarbans, one of world’s most endangered eco-systems, sits on the sensitive border between India and Bangladesh, and the issues that surround it have the potential to either advance or regress the relationship between the two neighbours