Bangladesh signals shift towards China, Pakistan: report

Bangladesh signals shift towards China, Pakistan
Bangladesh signals shift towards China, Pakistan

A newspaper of Bangladesh has said, PM Sheikh Hasina did not meet India’s high commissioner despite repeated requests for a meeting in the last four months, this is without any doubt one of many signs of strained relations with New Delhi and a shift for closer ties with Pakistan and China.

The Hindu said it showed a recent tilt of Dhaka towards Pakistan and China. A similar move was recorded in Iran recently, which has decided to go ahead without India in a Chabahar Port railway project that the two countries had agreed to undertake together.

Indian envoy had sought an appointment with Ms Hasina but it did not materialize. However, neither India’s High Commission in Dhaka nor the Ministry of External Affairs responded to questions from the paper.


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