UPSC CSE Mains Syllabus: GS-2-   India and its neighborhood- relations.

Is Bangladesh moving out of India’s sphere of Influence

In news:

Bangladesh is discussing an almost $1 billion loan from China for a comprehensive management and restoration project on the Teesta river. The project is aimed at managing the river basin efficiently, controlling floods, and tackling the water crisis in summers.

India and Bangladesh have been engaged in a long-standing dispute over water-sharing in the Teesta. More importantly, Bangladesh’s discussions with China come at a time when India is particularly wary about China following the standoff in Ladakh.

Overall relationship:

However, there have been recent irritants in the relationship.

 Recent irritants:

·   How has the Teesta dispute progressed?

China – Bangla Bonhomie:

Defence ties – a case for concern:

India too has provided developmental assistance worth $10 billion, making Bangladesh the largest recipient of India’s total of $30 billion aid globally

 How has India been engaging with Bangladesh post CAA?

New thaw in Bangla – Pak relationship?

In a recent meeting the following things were discussed:

What is the way ahead:

SOURCE:”Indian Express”


The bonhomie between India and Bangladesh has been interrupted with recent irritants, principal among them being Chinese inroads in to Bangladesh. Examine.