Dhaka: International Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla stated on Saturday that New Delhi can be concerned within the growth of the transmission strains for the Rooppur Nuclear Energy Plant in Bangladesh as a part of its credit score line for the neighbouring nation.
“A major a part of our third line of credit score will go to civil nuclear cooperation. Transmission strains of Rooppur Nuclear Energy Plant will likely be developed by Indian corporations below the road of credit score. Worth of those transmission strains will likely be price over USD 1 billion,” Mr Shringla stated at a briefing following talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart, Sheikh Hasina.
He added, “Each side (India and Bangladesh) are excited about increasing cooperation within the Area sector.”
Mr Shringla stated additional that at this time India and Bangladesh held restricted format discussions and delegation-level talks, this allowed the 2 Prime Ministers to take inventory of progress in numerous areas.
“This included some dialogue on how we are able to protect the legacy of 1971,” he stated.
“Commerce and connectivity, cooperation and water assets, safety, defence, energy and power, new areas like Synthetic Intelligence, atmosphere, societal utility of nuclear power. and many others,” the overseas secretary stated.
He additional identified that there are very energetic collaboration and cooperation amongst India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan below the BBIM group. “We spoke about Motor Automobile Settlement that’s in a reasonably superior stage. We wish to take it additional. We’re facilitating Bangladesi exports to each these international locations through India,” he stated.
Touching upon the Teesta subject, Mr Shringla stated the subject was mentioned and PM Modi reiterated India’s honest and continued efforts to conclude the settlement in session with related stakeholders. Together with that, the Indian aspect additionally requested for early finalization of a draft for sharing of water of Feni River.
Summing up the entire go to, he stated, “This night we’ve got held restricted format discussions and delegation-level talks, this allowed the 2 PMs to take inventory of progress in numerous areas. This included some dialogue on how we are able to protect the legacy of 1971 and Commerce and connectivity, cooperation and water assets, safety, protection, energy and power, new areas like Synthetic Intelligence, atmosphere, societal utility of nuclear power.”
On the difficulty of whether or not PM Modi and PM Hasina mentioned the Rohingya subject, the overseas secretary stated that this subject does come up and will come up. “There was an understanding between each side that Bangladesh has executed so much to supply refuge to over one million displaced individuals from Myanmar’s Rakhine state,” he stated.
He added: “Among the many 109 ambulances that we simply gifted, few of them are for the camps the place these displaced individuals (Rohingya refugees) are housed.”
Mr Shringla acknowledged that PM Modi thanked PM Sheikh Hasina for erecting a conflict memorial in Bangladesh “in recognition of the contribution of Indian troopers who have been martyred in the course of the liberation conflict of Bangladesh. Each PMs laid the inspiration stone for the memorial.”