At the time when India is battling with second wave of COVID-19, over 40 countries have come forward to offer assistance to the country. During a press conference in Delhi, Foreign Secretary of India, Harsh V Shringla on April 29 said, "We also have a flight coming in from Ireland with 700 concentrators. France's flight will be coming in on Saturday. Over 40 countries, not just developed countries but also our neighbours Mauritius, Bangladesh, Bhutan have all come forward to offer assistance." "We're also expecting tomorrow and over the next couple of days three special flights from the US. President Biden spoke to the PM and offered extensive assistance. We have a cargo flight arriving tonight from UAE with ventilators and carrying Favipiravir medicines," he added.
Amid oxygen crisis across the country, Assam has signed MoUs with three manufactures of liquid oxygen in the state. While speaking to ANI, state Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on April 27 said, "We have signed MoUs with three manufactures of liquid oxygen. These three plants will give us 10.5 MT oxygen per day. With this, our total capacity has gone up to 66 MT."
PM Modi arrived in Delhi after his two-day Bangladesh visit. He reached Delhi airport on the night of March 27. He attended Bangladesh’s 50th Independence Day celebrations. This was PM Modi’s first foreign trip since the outbreak of Covid-19. He also thanked PM Sheikh Hasina & Bangladesh government for the ‘warm hospitality’. PM Modi tweeted, “I would like to thank the people of Bangladesh for their affection during my visit. I would also like to thank PM Sheikh Hasina and the Bangladesh Government for the warm hospitality.” Both leaders held talks on a range of issues, informed Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla. “Teesta issue was discussed. PM Modi reiterated India’s sincere and continued efforts to conclude this agreement in consultation with the relevant stakeholders,” he said. Watch the full video for more.
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During his Bangladesh visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 27 reiterated India's "sincere and continued efforts" to conclude the Teesta river agreement, said MEA. "Teesta issue was discussed. PM Modi reiterated India's sincere and continued efforts to conclude this agreement in consultation with the relevant stakeholders. The Indian side also requested for early finalization of a draft for sharing of water of Feni River," said Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla in Dhaka where he apprised media about the meeting between Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi who concluded his two-day tour to the neighbouring country. "A significant part of our third line of credit will go to civil nuclear cooperation. Transmission lines of Ruppur Nuclear Power Plant will be developed by Indian companies under the line of credit. Value of these transmission lines will be worth over 1 billion dollars," he added. "Both sides (India and Bangladesh) are interested in expanding cooperation in space sector," Harsh Vardhan further stated.
Acknowledging the work done by Bangladesh for Rohingya refugees, India on March 27 said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina discussed the issue during their bilateral talks in Dhaka, and both the sides have an understanding on the refugee provided to more than a million displaced people from Myanmar's Rakhine state. "This issue does come up and should come up. There was an understanding between both sides that Bangladesh has done a lot to provide refuge to over a million displaced persons from Myanmar's Rakhine state," said Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla in Dhaka. "Among the 109 ambulances that we just gifted, a few of them are for the camps where these displaced persons (Rohingya refugees) are housed," he added. "There is very active collaboration and cooperation among India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan under BBIM group. We spoke about Motor Vehicle Agreement that is in fairly advanced stage. We want to take it further. We are facilitating Bangladesi exports to both these countries via India," Harsh Vardhan Shringla further stated.
An Indian Army contingent reached Bangladesh for a multinational military exercise. Indian soldiers were greeted with flowers and salutes upon arrival in Dhaka. The Shantir Ogroshena (Frontrunners of Peace) 2021 exercise will be held between April 4 and 12, and includes soldiers from India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Bhutan. Military observers from USA, UK, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Singapore will also be in attendance. The military exercise comes days after PM Modi's visit to the nation. Watch the full video for more.
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The contingent of 30 Indian Army personnel arrived Bangladesh's in Dhaka on April 03. They were welcomed by Bangladesh Army Officers. A thirty member Indian Army delegation will participate in multinational military exercise Shantir Ogroshena 2021 (Front Runner of the Peace) in Bangladesh from April 4 to April 12.
A 10-day multinational military exercise named 'Shantir Ogrosena' in which troops of four countries including India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka participated, culminated on April 12 in Bangladesh. The exercise also included observers from the US, UK, Turkey and Saudi Arabia and others. The exercise from April 4-12, was organised to pay tribute to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on his birth centenary and celebrate the golden jubilee of the liberation of Bangladesh. The aim of the exercise was to strengthen defence ties and enhance interoperability amongst neighbourhood countries to ensure effective peacekeeping operations, the Indian Army said on April 12.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 27 departed from Dhaka after completing his two-day visit in Bangladesh. He visited Bangladesh to participate in 50th year of the independence of the country and the birth centenary of Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. This was Prime Minister Modi's first foreign trip since the COVID-19 outbreak last year.
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