NEW DELHI (Sputnik) — The 1974 Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) ratification documents allow the two neighbors simplify international borders and give citizenship to the estimated 51,500 people living in statelessness.
"I am sincerely thanking the government, people and all political parties of India for extending their support to the ratification of the land swap agreement," the Dhaka Tribune quotes Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as saying.
"History has been made today. We have resolved the border question that has lingered for years," Modi wrote on his Twitter microblog after the deal was signed.
Handed over transcript & DVD of Parliament debate in May on Land Boundary Agreement to PM Sheikh Hasina. pic.twitter.com/VrpZ6UN0Av— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 6 июня 2015
We have not merely settled a boundary, we have made our borders more secure & made our people's lives more stable.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 6 июня 2015
India shares a 2,500-mile northeastern border with Bangladesh. The latest deal transfers 111 of India's border enclaves to Bangladesh in exchange for its 51.