PM returns home from India


DHAKA, April 10, 2017 (BSS) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home this evening winding up her four-day official visit to India on an invitation by her counterpart Narendra Modi.

A Biman Bangladesh Airlines VVIP flight carried the premier back home along with her entourage members landing at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 6.50 pm.

Indian State Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Babul Supriyo saw her off at Indian air force’s Palam Station to see the premier off as her aircraft took off at 4.45 pm local time.

Bangladesh High Commissioner in New Delhi Syed Moazzem Ali and Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Shringla were present during her departure.

During the visit, the prime minister held official talks with Modi and called on Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice-President Hamid Ansari.

All India National Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushama Swaraj and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Mukherjee called on her.

Dhaka and New Delhi signed 34 instruments in the forms of agreements, MoUs and bilateral documents after the two premiers’ talks at the ball room of the Hyderabad House.

Sheikh Hasina paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi, the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India, by placing a wreath at his Samadhi in Rajghat.