PM Modi's visit to India's south Asian neighbour is going to strengthen the bond between both the nations, benefiting people of India and Bangladesh and the entire region.

We are listing here few things which underlines the fact that why PM Modi's trip to Bangladesh will turn into a special tour:

1. PM is expected to send a strong message to strengthen the hand of his Bangladesh counterpart who has been steadfastly helping India in curbing various Northeast militant groups who used to take refuge in that country besides coming down hard on radical Muslim outfits.
2. Bangladesh and India share a 4096-km-long border, most of which is porous, and both the countries are likely to try and find ways to enhance security cooperation, particularly to further contain northeast insurgent groups.

3. Ratification of the Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) will be a major highlight of Modi's visit to Dhaka.

4 LBA provides for exchange of 161 enclaves between the two countries.

5. Enhancing rail, road and water connectivity and boosting economic engagement will find priority

6. PM Modi will flag off bus service between Kolkata and Agartala via Dhaka and the Dhaka-Shillong-Guwahati bus service.

7. The two countries are keen to strengthen railway connectivity, particularly to revive railway links which were in existence prior to 1965.

8. India-Bangladesh are also set to sign a coastal shipping agreement to facilitate sailing of small vessels from India to various ports in Bangladesh which now go through Singapore.

9. India will also push for involvement of Indian companies in setting up of ports in Bangladesh.

10.  The issue of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) Motor Vehicle Agreement is also likely to figure in the talks.

11. An enabling MoU may be signed to facilitate setting up of Special Economic Zones by Indian companies in Bangladesh.

12. Issues relating to sharing of river waters and waterways were expected to figure in the talks

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