Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Sunday left on a landmark visit to India, where she will ink key pacts, including a counter-terrorism deal in a bid to "open a new chapter" in bilateral relations.
Hasina will sign agreements on mutual legal assistance on criminal offences, transfer of sentenced persons and for combating international terrorism, organised crime and illegal drug trafficking.
The two countries will also sign an MoU on cooperation in the power sector during the three-day visit that is expected to give a push to the bilateral relations in the backdrop of recent positive atmospherics.
Earlier, the Foreign minister said a number of issues including water sharing of common rivers with particular reference to the Teesta, cross-border Tipaimukh Dam issue, trade gap and tarrif and non-tariff trade barriers, railway connectivity and regional transits and border management were expected to feature the talks.
Foreign policy analysts and leading Bangladeshi newspapers said Hasina’s India tour was expected to open up a new chapter in bilateral relations.