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Sunday, July 3, 2011

SOUTH ASIA: India-Bangladesh border pact likely in July-end!

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PTI / The Hindu / NEW DELHI, July 3, 2011.

Seeking to resolve their vexed boundary dispute, India and Bangladesh are likely to sign a pact soon as both the countries have completed a joint-survey along the international border and identified adversely-held enclaves.
Home Minister P. Chidambaram is expected to travel to Dhaka later this month to sign the agreement with his Bangladesh counterpart Shahara Khatun.
There are 126 Indian enclaves on the Bangladesh territory and 96 Bangladesh enclaves on Indian soil along the 4,098-km-long border between the two countries.
During the joint survey, both India and Bangladesh have identified adversely-held enclaves. India has also completed the survey at the enclaves. A similar exercise has also been done in Bangladesh.
“Since both sides agree upon areas that the other side possesses, the only task remaining would be to exchange them,” a government official said.

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