Why China and India are wooing Bangladesh

In the intensifying tussle for influence in South Asia, Bangladesh's location and economy are drawing attention from both Asian giants

Friction between China and India is elevating Bangladesh’s regional importance. PHOTO: AFP

 Syed Munir Khasru for The Straits Times

Bangladesh, which was once dismissed by former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger as a "basket case" when it was a newfound nation in 1971, is enroute to becoming one of the "Asian Tigers".

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