China-India agreed over border disengagement, why can’t Bangladesh?

Following to the G-20 summit in Indonesia last year, this time in BRICS summit in Johannesburg of South Africa, both Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met on the sidelines and agreed to ask their officials to work at resolving their border dispute over the feud of 3,000-kilometre (1,860-mile) Himalayan border, known as the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

India’s Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra told in a press briefing there that, “In this regard, the two leaders agreed to direct their relevant officials to intensify efforts in expeditious disengagement and de-escalation.” Also, quoting Modi “Maintenance of peace and tranquility in the border areas, and observing and respecting the LAC are essential for the normalization of the India-China relationship,” he added.

In contrast, can Bangladesh and India engage and discuss in a high level meeting like this in ushering “peace and tranquility”, meaning no such killings of Bangladeshis by the Indian BSF happening for decades along the 4,096-kilometre (2,545 mile) long international border, the fifth longest land border in the world they share? 

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