Journal : Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Date : Author : NA Page No. : NA

A detailed write-up on the author’s impressions of life and living/working conditions in India, on and around the roadside along the drive from Kolkata to Bongaigaon, the trading port on the India-Bangladesh border 90 kms away from Kolkata and of facilities at the port. He reports the relative backwardness, compared to life and conditions of counterpart rural/small town areas in China, frankly but without being unfriendly.

Full translation follows:


I was a member of the investigating team that visited the Indo-Bangladesh border region, courtesy arrangements made by the Consulate General in Kolkata, and visited the area together with my colleagues.

One: Pre-visit


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