India, Bangladesh members of same family: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in September described...

  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina jointly unveiled the plaque for the ground-breaking ceremony of two projects: India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline and the Dhaka-Tongi-Joydebpur Railway Project via video conference in New Delhi in September

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in September described India and Bangladesh as members of the same family while inaugurating with his Bangladesh counterpart Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina a pipeline project and a railway project connecting the two countries.

“Geographically we may be neighbours, but in our hearts we are members of the same family,” Modi said while addressing the event via video-conferencing from New Delhi. “We have shown the world, what can be achieved when neighbours work together,” he said, adding that there has been unprecedented progress in cooperation between the two sides in the last few years.

The India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline connecting Siliguri in India with Parbatipur in Bangladesh will transport petroleum products from Numaligarh Refinery in Assam.

Of its 129-km length, five km is in India and the rest is in Bangladesh. At the same event, the ground-breaking ceremony of the Dhaka-Tongi-Jaydebpur railway project was also held. The two projects come a little over a week after both the Prime Ministers inaugurated two railway projects and an electricity project connecting the two countries on September 10.