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India-Bangladesh ratify ‘historic’ Land Boundary Agreement

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Dhaka: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina on Saturday witnessed the exchange of instruments of ratification of the Land Boundary Agreement. “History is made as the Instruments of Ratification of the Land Boundary Agreement are exchanged,” Prime Minister Modi said on twitter. A few weeks ago, the Indian Parliament unanimously approved a Constitution amendment bill to give full effect to the Land Boundary Agreement of 1974 with Bangladesh and the related 2011 Protocol. The agreement aims at the acquiring of territories by India and the transfer of territories to Bangladesh through retaining of adverse possession in pursuance of the 1974 agreement between the two nations.

Assam, West Bengal, Tripura and Meghalaya all fall under the bill. Prime Minister Modi, on a two-day official visit to Bangladesh, will hold wide-ranging talks with Hasina, who will also host him to a banquet tonight.