List of Agreements / MoUs between India and Bangladesh

India and Bangladesh signed 22 agreements in key sectors, including defence and civil nuclear, following delegation-level talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina.

However, the long-pending Teesta waters sharing agreement remained difficult to resolve though Modi conveyed his government’s commitment for an “early solution”. The Centre will need to find a mechanism to get West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on board because without her consent, a resolution is not possible.

India extended a credit line of $4.5 billion for implementation of projects in Bangladesh, which is probably the largest credit line India has extended to the neighbourhood so far. Besides, Modi also announced $500 million credit line for Bangladesh’s military supplies. Two agreements in the defence sector were signed taking the bilateral relationship forward to a stage of “military diplomacy”.

Some of the agreements signed are:

  • MoU on Defence Cooperation Framework
  • MoU on Bilateral Judicial Sector Cooperation
  • MoU for extending Defence LOC of $500 million.
  • MoU on Cooperation in the Field of Mass Media.
  • MoU on Cooperation in the area of Cyber Security.
  • MoU concerning Cooperation on Aids to Navigation.
  • MoU on Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.
  • MoU for Extending a 3rd Line of Credit (LoC) by GoI to GoB.
  • Agreement on Cooperation in Peaceful uses of Nuclear Energy.
  • MoU on Co-operation in the field of Information Technology and Electronics.
  • MoU on establishing Border Haats across the border between India and Bangladesh.
  • Agreement for the Regulation of Motor Vehicle Passenger Traffic (Khulna-Kolkata route).
  • Inter-Agency Agreement on Cooperation regarding Nuclear Power Plant Projects in Bangladesh
  • MoU on Mutual Scientific Cooperation in the field of Earth Sciences for Research and Development.

Here is detailed List of Agreements/MoUs exchanged during the State Visit of Prime Minister of Bangladesh to India (April 07-10, 2017):

Sl. No.Agreements/MoUs entered between GoI and Government of BangladeshIndian SignatoryBangladesh SignatoryMoU Exchanged in the presence of dignitary or not
1MoU on Defence Cooperation Framework between the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.Defence SecretaryPrincipal Staff officer (PSO)

2MoU between Defence Services Staff College, Wellington (Nilgiris), Tamil Nadu, India and Defence Services Command and Staff College, Mirpur, Dhaka, Bangaldesh for Enhancing Cooperation in the Field of Strategic and operational studies.Defence SecretaryPrincipal Staff officer (PSO)

3MoU between National Defence College, Dhaka, Bangladesh and National Defence College, New Delhi, India for enhancing cooperation in the field of national security, development and strategic studiesDefence SecretaryPrincipal Staff officer (PSO)

4MoU between the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh on Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Outer SpaceChairman, ISRO & Secretary, Department of SpaceChairman, BTRC

YES

5Agreement between the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh on Cooperation in Peaceful uses of Nuclear EnergySecretary, Department of Atomic EnergySecretary, Ministry of S&T

6Arrangement between The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board(AERB) of the Government of the Republic of India and The Bangladesh Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority(BAERA) of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh for the Exchange of Technical Information and Co-operation in the Regulation of Nuclear Safety and Radiation ProtectionChairman, AERBChairman, BAERA

7Inter-Agency Agreement between Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership (GCNEP), Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India and Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission(BAEC), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of People’s Republic of Bangladesh on Cooperation regarding Nuclear Power Plant Projects in BangladeshChairman, Project Advisory Committee, GCNEP, DAEChairman, BAEC

8MoU between the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) of the Government of the Republic of India and Information and Communication Technology Division of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh on Co-operation in the field of Information Technology and ElectronicsForeign Secretary (Minister & Secretary, MeitY are not available)Secretary, ICT Division

9MoU between the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Republic of India and Bangladesh Government Computer Incident Response Team (BGD e-Gov CIRT), Bangladesh Computer Council of Information and Communication Technology division, Ministry of Post, Telecommunication and IT On Cooperation in the area of Cyber SecurityForeign Secretary (Minister & Secretary, MeitY are not available)Secretary, ICT Division

10MoU between the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh on EstablishingBorder Haats Across the Border between India and BangladeshCommerce SecretaryCommerce Secretary

11MoU between the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh onBilateral Judicial Sector CooperationEAM (Minister & Secretary Ministry of Law & Justice are not available)Minister,
Ministry of Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs

YES

12MoU between the National Judicial Academy, India and the Supreme Court of Bangladesh on Training and Capacity Building Programme forBangladeshi Judicial Officersin IndiaDirector, National Judicial Academy (NJA)Registrar General of Supreme Court of Bangladesh

13MoU between the Directorate General of Lighthouses and Lightships (DGLL), Ministry of Shipping, the Government of the Republic of India and the Department of Shipping, Ministry of Shipping, the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Concerning Cooperation on Aids to Navigation.Director General (DGLL)DG, Shipping

14MoU between Geological Survey of India (GSI) and Geological Survey of Bangladesh (GSB) on Mutual Scientific Cooperation in the field of Earth Sciences for Research and Development.Deputy Director General & HoD, GSITIDG, GSB

15MoU & SOPs on Passenger and Cruise Services on the Coastal and Protocol Route between the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and the Government of the Republic of India.Secretary, Ministry of ShippingSecretary, Ministry of Shipping

YES

16MoU on Development of Fairway from Sirajganj to Daikhowa and Ashuganj to Zakiganj on Indo-Bangladesh Protocol Route between the Ministry of Shipping of the Republic of India and The Ministry of Shipping of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.Secretary, Ministry of ShippingSecretary, Ministry of Shipping

17MoU between the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh on Cooperation in theField ofMass Media.Foreign Secretary (Secretary, MoI&B is not available)Secretary, Information

18Audio-visual Co-production Agreement between the Republic of India and the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.Foreign Secretary (Secretary, MoI&B is not available)Secretary, Information

19MoU between GoI and GoB for extending Defence LOC of USD 500 million.Foreign SecretaryPrincipal Staff officer (PSO)

20Agreement between Bangladesh And India for the Regulation of Motor Vehicle Passenger Traffic (Khulna-Kolkata route) and SOP of the AgreementSecretary, (MoRTH)Secretary, Road Transport & Highways Division

21MoU between the Government of the Republic of India (GoI) and the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (GoB) for Extending a 3rd Line of Credit (LoC) by GoI to GoBForeign SecretarySecretary, ERD

YES

22Financing Agreement between
the Government of the Republic of India
& the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh for the Construction of 36Community Clinics in Bangladesh.
High CommissionerSecretary, ERD

 

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