United on border

Print edition : June 12, 2015

A kaccha road belonging to Bangladesh near Kulupara village located along the zero line in Nadia district of West Bengal. The T-pillar demarcates the border and the mud wall of a local mosque that falls within Indian territory. Photo: Ashoke Chakrabarty

Border Security Force personnel patrol the border with Bangladesh near the Fulbari Border post, some 20 km from Siliguri in West Bengal. Photo: AFP

Prime Ministers Indira Gandhi and Sheikh Mujibur Rahman signing the Indo-Bangladesh Joint Declaration in New Delhi on May 16, 1974. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

En enclave within an enclave. More than a hectare of Indian land inside a Bangladesh enclave on Indian territory near Siliguri. Photo: SUSHANTA PATRONOBISH

The Indian Parliament’s ratification of the India-Bangladesh Land Boundary Agreement, settling a festering border dispute, has profound implications for bilateral relations in the South Asian region and beyond.
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