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India Seeks to Mend Bangladesh Ties With Vaccine Diplomacy

  • Modi and Hasina discuss trade, agriculture and energy ties
  • India rebuilding neighborly ties amid China’s rising influence
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India reassured Bangladesh it will prioritize the supply of Covid-19 shots to its South Asian neighbor, part of its vaccine outreach to counter China’s rising influence in the region.

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh’s Sheikh Hasina met in a virtual summit Thursday -- the first high-level meeting of the leaders from the two countries since relations nosedived when India passed its controversial religion-based citizenship law late last year.