Prime Minister Narendra Modi has begun his two-day visit to Bangladesh to attend their National Day celebrations. This year marks the 50th year of Bangladesh's Independence. This is Prime Minister Modi's first overseas visit since the covid-19 pandemic broke out. The visit is aimed at deepening India's ties with Bangladesh.
The Prime Minister also gifted 1.2 million vaccine doses to Bangladesh.
He will also hold talks with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and reassert Bangladesh's special place in India's neighbourhood policy-- both sides are also expected to push for greater connectivity
To discuss the importance of this visit Veena Sikri, former Indian Ambassador to Bangladesh spoke to CNBC-TV18’s Parikshit Luthra.