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Teesta Waters Remain a Problem in Bangladesh-India Relations


Teesta waters issue, Rohingya refugees and Assam’s citizen census remain the top three problems between India and Bangladesh despite bilateral ties having improved enormously in recent years. As she prepares for elections, Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina is banking on India to resolve the pending Teesta water-sharing accord and put pressure on Myanmar to take back Rohingya refugees while ensuring their safety besides hoping that the national registration of citizens being conducted in Assam does not have a spillover effect across the border.