On Indo-Bangla Relations

Anirvan Chatterjee, an Indian American, shares his experiences during his visit to Bangladesh and comments on its relationship with India: “Indians don't know what kind of soft power they have–if only they were to stop focusing on governments and think about people-to-people relationships.”

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  • People to people relationship is most important at least in case of India-Bangladesh. Here a country was devided in confusing circumstances in 1947 when majority of the affected people did not understand what it all meant.Power hungry leaders accepted the independence to satisfy their own ego. Now that many years have passed, many lives lost families destroyed and things have settled down- time has come for reflection on the misdids of the past. there is no point furthering hostility to which there is no end. Right minded people in both countries, specially in west bengal, bangladesh assam, meghalaya, tripura to think regionally and improve their lot jointly through cooperation in business, culture and reunion of families. As a first step both countries should abolish visa system which hinders people to people contacts. The system may be abolished gradually e.g 1) Senior citizens 2)diplomats & PMs 3)Government Servants 3) and gradually relax for all.

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