India boosts defense ties with Bangladesh as it tries to become a counterweight to China


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Open this photo in gallery: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inspects a joint military guard of honor upon her arrival at the Indian presidential palace in New Delhi, India, Saturday, June 22, 2024.Manish Swarup/The Associated Press India and Bangladesh on Saturday moved to bolster their defense relationship and signed agreements for expanding cooperation in maritime security, ocean economy, space, and telecommunication sectors, as New Delhi tries to present itself as a regional power and a counterweight to China. The agreements were signed during Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to India, the first foreign leader to visit New Delhi since...