India takes step toward resolving border dispute with Bangladesh

December 1, 2014 2:58 PM

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India takes step toward resolving border dispute with Bangladesh

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has inched closer to settling a long-simmering border dispute with Bangladesh, possibly signaling a softer line from nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi than when he was in opposition.

On Monday, a parliamentary committee urged the government to table a constitutional amendment that would pave the way for a land swap deal that Bangladesh and India have been negotiating for years. That followed a speech by Modi at the weekend that suggested a solution was in the offing.

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