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India extends $4.5 bn line of credit to Bangladesh

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PM Modi on Friday broke protocol and met Hasina on airport

The inauguration took place at the joint briefing of the two leaders after they held extensive bilateral talks to strengthen partnership.

As the VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying Sheikh Hasina and her entourage landed at the airport, Prime Minister Narendra Modi personally welcomed his guest from the across the border with a bouquet, reflecting his commitment to India's "Neighbourhood First" policy.

"We discussed the issues of water resources management including the sharing of water of common rivers, including Teesta, the Padma-Ganga barrage project and basin management of the common rivers". Also, another $500 million were announced for buying military equipment.

Hasina is the daughter of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who led Bangladesh to independence from Pakistan in 1971. "I know that her feelings for Bangladesh are as warm as my own", said Modi.

These defence pacts may also enable Dhaka to reduce its dependence on China which has so far remained a principal supplier of defence equipment to the Bangladesh armed forces, including the supply of two submarines a year ago. Race Course Road, where the Prime Minister's residence is located, was renamed as Lok Kalyan Marg past year.

Prime Minister Hasina has brought a Punjabi pair of silk pyjamas, artworks, a dinner set, a leather bag set, four kilogram of kalojam and rosgolla, two kilogram sandesh, 20 kilogram of hilsa and two kilograms of yogurt for Indian President Pranab Mukherjee.

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Following the bilateral summit, over 20 agreements, including a civil nuclear and two memorandum of understanding (MoUs) on defence cooperation, were expected to be signed.

Apart from a "courtesy call on" by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Hasina's schedule on Friday included events at the Bangladesh High Commission.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, meanwhile, said it was an occasion to also remember the thousands killed in Bangladesh by the Pakistani Army and its militia allies.

"Delighted to welcome H.E. Sheikh Hasina, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, on her State Visit to India".

"I am very clear that along with India, its neighbouring countries should also move ahead on the path of development".

The honouring of seven Indian martyrs is part of her government's long drawn efforts to recognise India's role and honour sacrifices of 1661 soldiers in the 1971 war.

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