India, Bangladesh sign MoU for setting up Coastal Surveillance Radar System in Bangladesh

India and Bangladesh have signed an MoU that will enable Delhi to set up a coastal surveillance system radar in Bangladesh.

The two countries signed seven agreements in New Delhi yesterday after talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina.

Both Prime Ministers welcomed the initiatives for the development of closer Maritime Security Partnership and establishment of Coastal Surveillance Radar System in Bangladesh.

The coastal surveillance system will pave way for Indo-Bangladesh White Shipping Agreement in future. This will be useful amid growing terror threats via seas.

Other agreements signed by the two countries include MoU for Standard Operating Procedure on the use of Chattogram and Mongla Ports and MoU on withdrawal of 1.82 cusecs of water from Feni River by India for drinking water supply scheme for Sabroom town in Tripura.

The two leaders also inaugurated through video-link three bilateral development partnership projects including on import of Bulk LPG from Bangladesh.

The Hindu

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