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Indo-Bangla ties time-tested, historic: MEA

By Spl Correspondent

NEW DELHI, July 23 - India on Thursday played down Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan�s call to his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina, stating that the relations between Delhi and Dhaka are time-tested.

�Relation between India and Bangladesh are time-tested and historic,� said Ministry of External Affairs spokesman Anurag Srivastav.

�Both the countries have taken lots of steps to strengthen ties. We have also stood with Bangladesh,� he said, adding, all developments in Jammu and Kashmir are internal to India and Bangladesh has accepted this.

Hasina exchanged greetings with Khan yesterday afternoon when the latter called her. Sharing Pakistan�s perspective on what he termed the grave situation in the �Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir�, Khan stressed the importance of peaceful resolution of the dispute for a safe and prosperous region, according to reports.

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