Chairperson: Professor Partho Ghosh
Discussants: Dr Ram Upendra Das and Dr Nitya Nanda
The Bay of Bengal is the largest bay off the coast of Bangladesh, India, Myanmar and Sri Lanka.
Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is visiting India on January 10, 2009. Both India and Bangladesh are looking foward to resolving some of the key bilateral issues. In the light of the new political climate in Bangladesh ever since Sheikh Hasina returned to power, what are the options for India?
Chairperson: Dr. Arvind Gupta
Discussants: Alok Bansal and General Barmer
The verdict will have a balming effect on all those who not only lost their families but also on those who felt betrayed by the subsequent turn of events in Bangladesh.
Publisher: Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses
The book discusses the tenure of the Second Caretaker Government led by Fakhruddin Ahmed. This government, functioning like an interim government navigated Bangladesh through its worst political crisis since 1991 and held free and fair elections in December 2008. Despite several drawbacks, this government introduced a number of political reforms, and strengthened key institutions in the country.
India’s position stands vindicated.
If all things go well, Bangladesh should have an elected government in January 2009 following the Jatiya Sangsad (national parliament) elections.
China's influence in South Asia has significantly grown over the years, and in particular Bangladeshi-Chinese relations are now robust and very comprehensive.