India and Bangladesh on Farakha

 Despite the claims made by Indian leaders and the hopes aroused by several rounds of talks on Farakka held in turn at Dacca and Delhi, no accord has yet been reached. The earlier reports on an “understanding’ and a package deal, circulated by Indian leaders, have been denied by Bangladesh Spokesman.

A Bangladesh Government Spokesman said on September 4, that a verbal understanding had been reached between Indian and Bangladesh on the Quantum of the share of the Ganga waters at Farakka “only for the dries period of the year.”

The Spokesman was explaining the position when his attention was drawn to a reported statement by the Prime Minister of India and Bangladesh had reached a short-term agreement on sharing the Ganga waters between the two countries.

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