India, Bangla to share border maps, may ink extradition pact during Shinde’s visit
Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde is likely to meet his counterpart in Dhaka between January 28 to 31 during which the two countries are also likely to sign their long-pending extradition treaty.
In 2011, India and Bangladesh signed a historic pact to exchange 162 enclaves between themselves during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to Bangladesh.
The agreement on demarcation of the border and exchange of enclaves, over which the two sides had reached an accord in 1974, cover 111 enclaves in India and 51 on the other side in which about 51,000 people reside. According to the pact, the people in the enclaves would be given the right to continue to reside there itself or choose the country of residence.
The two countries are also likely to finalise a liberalised visa agreement, revised travel arrangement, which will remove restrictions on visit of each other’s businesspersons, senior citizens above 65 years and children below 12 years. The draft of the visa agreement has been approved by both the governments but the long-awaited extradition treaty was yet to be cleared
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