Shahnawaz A. Mantoo


India’s links with Bangladesh are civilization, cultural, social and economic. There  is much that unites the two countries – a shared history and common heritage, linguistic  and cultural ties, passion for music, literature and the arts; with Bangladesh, India shares  not only a common history of struggle for freedom and liberation but also enduring feelings of both fraternal as well as familial ties. This commonality is reflected in multi-dimensional relations with Bangladesh at several levels of interaction. But there had been many twists in the past between the two countries particularly during 1975-1990 which are very much vital to know. The objective of this paper is to highlight the major shifts, as these were those big changes which shaped the future course of the relationship between the two countries. The paper further provides this understanding that the national interest is the most vital part of any country’s foreign policy for which it can go to any extent.


Agreements, Disagreements, Economic Relations Geo-politics, Peace, Strategies, War, Unresolved Issues.

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