The role of states in foreign policy4 min read . Updated: 12 Apr 2017, 01:57 AM IST
While staying firm on core national interests, New Delhi needs to give the states greater freedom to pursue cross-border economic partnerships
The Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, completed a successful four-day visit to India on Monday. What remained unaccomplished, however, was the conclusion of the Teesta water-sharing agreement. The governments in both New Delhi and Dhaka are on the same page but the deal has been held up due to the intransigence of Mamata Banerjee’s West Bengal government. During Hasina’s visit, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that his and Hasina’s governments “can and will find an early solution to Teesta water sharing".
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