Posted On 06 May 2015
New Delhi, May 6 (NsNewsWire) — The Union cabinet has approved the legislation to implement the land boundary agreement (LBA) with Bangladesh, a step that is likely to help improve ties with India’s eastern neighbour.
The cabinet cleared the Constitution (119th Amendment) Bill 2013 on LBA between India and Bangladesh, Frank Noronha, principal spokesperson of the government, tweeted Tuesday. Once approved by Parliament, the law will enable exchange of territories between the two countries, reports http://www.livemint.com.
The bill amends the first schedule of the Constitution to give effect to an agreement between India and Bangladesh on acquiring and transfer of territories between the two countries on 16 May 1974, according to PRS Legislative Research.
The National Democratic Alliance government has stepped up its efforts to boost relations with Bangladesh, including a new visa policy. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking to strengthen ties with all neighbours in South Asia as he follows a neighbourhood-first foreign policy.
Experts welcomed the move.