Bangladesh Water Resource Minister Anisul Islam Mahmud arrives in New Delhi on Saturday evening for a crucial talk on Teesta water sharing and other relevant issues with his Indian counterpart Uma Bharati.

A senior diplomatic official in the Bangladesh High Commission told that the much hyped meeting between the water resources ministers of both countries will take place on Monday.

“Immediately after the meeting, Mahmud will leave for Dhaka,” the official said.

As this is not a political visit, Mahmud will not meet any other Indian leadership, the official said.

Mahmud’s three-day visit comes shortly after the handing over of top Assamese separatist leader Gopal Barua alias Anup Chetia to India.

The process of handing over Chetia to Indian authorities was facilitated by the personal interference of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh premier Sheikh Hasina. Read more