DHAKA, March 26 (BSS) - Indian State Minister for Defense M. angapati Pallam Raju today said the Indo-Bangla relations has embarked on a new era after the visits of the prime ministers of two neighboring countries.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made her maiden visit to New Delhi in early 2010, while Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh visited Bangladesh in September 2011.
Raju, who is now in Dhaka to receive state honour offered by Bangladesh government to its foreign friends of war time, made the observation while called on Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni at a city hotel here.
The Indian state minister appreciated Bangladesh for paying tribute to the foreign friends, who played critical role towards the attainment of statehood by Bangladesh 40 years ago in 1971. The government has made a primary list of 560 foreign friends who helped Bangladesh to turn into being in 1971 and 75 of them are given honour this time.
Dipu Moni said Bangladesh would remain ever grateful to the government and the people of India for their contribution in the
They expressed satisfaction over the existing `excellent relations' between Bangladesh and India and observed that there was opportunities to improve it further.