Profile of Joyeeta Bhattacharjee
Myanmar and Bangladesh are active partners in India’s Act-east policy, projects envisaging connectivity between the Southeast with South Asia and countering insurgency in north-east
India needs to enhance its engagement with the neighbours to fulfil its vision for shared growth and prosperity – a key mantra of the nation’s neighbourhood policy.
The non-signing of the Teesta agreement has become a point of embarrassment for her government. The treaty was supposed to be signed during former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to Bangladesh in 2011 but it was suspended at the last minute due to objection by the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
There is a need for better coordination and cooperation among the armed forces of the two neighbouring countries...
New Delhi worries Beijing’s bonhomie with Dhaka is a ploy to pursue the policy of encirclement and gain access to Bay of Bengal
..It leads to rise of sub-regional group excluding Pakistan. India and others have more than once abstained from SAARC summit to shame, rap and spotlight the grouses against the host country.