However, the much delayed treaty on the Teesta water sharing remained elusive for the two sides.
Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (front) inspects guard of honor during the ceremonial reception at the Indian Presidential Palace in New Delhi, India, April 8, 2017.
The deal was aborted at the very last minute during former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Bangladesh in 2011 and has been in the doldrums since. Participation of Bangladesh in power projects would be welcome, it said.
"I assure you and the people of Bangladesh of our commitment and continuing efforts".
New Delhi, it is learnt, is keen to reassure Sheikh Hasina of its strong desire to settle the Teesta waters issue. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who is on a four day visit to India, said that New Delhi's support would held Bangladesh resolve all of their issues.
The prime minister also complimented Hasina for her government's "zero-tolerance" policy towards terrorism and said "it is an inspiration for all of us".
To bring balance in trade between the two countries, she said her government made a decision to set up special economic zones (SEZ) for India at identified locations in Bangladesh. "And, the one that has attracted the greatest attention is the Teesta", he said.
Bangladesh Foreign Ministry sources were quoted by the Daily Star as saying that there was also a silk sari as gift for the Indian President's daughter Sharmistha Mukherjee. "We've also flagged off new passenger bus services on Khulna-Kolkata route, trial run of Khulna-Kolkata 2nd Maitree Express and re-opening of Birol-Radhikapur rail route for freight", the PM told reporters. The catchment area in India is higher at 10,155 sq km, compared with Bangladesh's 2004 sq km, making a 50:50 water sharing deal impossible.
Hasina will visit Ajmer on Sunday and will also meet Indian business leaders on Monday. She did not look at Modi, either. Mamata spoke to Modi but for no more than three seconds.
"May I now request the two prime ministers to step down".
"The Indian premier described Teesta to be an important factor for India, for Bangladesh and for India-Bangladesh relationship" while referring to the stake of India's West Bengal state in the matter. "Development of India alone will be incomplete", he said.
An inter agency agreement was signed between the Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership (GCNEP) of India and the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) pertaining to nuclear power plant projects in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is an example of this.
'India has always stood for the prosperity of Bangladesh and its people.
Hasina is the daughter of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who led Bangladesh to independence from Pakistan in 1971. "The two PMs who have not stepped down".