India and Bangladesh Inked 22 Pacts

India and Bangladesh signed 22 agreements in the fields of defence cooperation, civil nuclear energy, space and cyber security among others, following bilateral talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina.

India and Bangladesh signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) through which India would extend a line of credit of $500 million to support Bangladesh's defence-related procurements. Three more MoUs were signed to enhance defence cooperation between the two countries.

To enhance cooperation in national security and strategic and operational studies, two MoUs were signed, one between the Defence Services Staff College (India) and the Defence Services Command and Staff College (Bangladesh) and another between the National Defence College, Bangladesh and the National Defence College, New Delhi.

Two agreements were signed on cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy and cooperation in the regulation of nuclear safety.

An inter agency agreement was signed between the Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership (GCNEP) of India and the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) pertaining to nuclear power plant projects in Bangladesh.

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