61) Most maritime boundary agreements
since 1976 have included articles which commit the signatories to cooperating in the event that deposits spanning their boundary are discovered.
The Centre recently approved the historic Land Boundary Agreement
Sources said the proposal to bring the Bill was deferred earlier after Congress strongly opposed the exclusion of Assam from the ambit of the Land Boundary Agreement
She also hoped India would implement the Land Boundary Agreement
(LBA) which the two sides signed three years ago.
Additional protocols for 1974 Land Boundary Agreement
, signed during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Dhaka in September 2011, require a constitutional amendment for ratification as these involve exchange of land in 111 Indian enclaves in Bangladesh and 51 Bangladeshi enclaves on Indian soil.
Congress on Monday asked the government to take the Land Boundary Agreement
with Bangladesh forward a parliamentary standing committee headed by party MP Shashi Tharoor submitted its report in both the Houses.
The Foreign Secretary is likely to discuss the Constitution Amendment Bill on the land boundary agreement
In a statement, he noted, "Through years of negotiation, we have come to an agreement on the basics of a boundary agreement
, and we are prepared to reach a final settlement.
The Prime Minister told the visiting Bangladesh Foreign Minister that India will ratify the land boundary agreement
and take it to Parliament for its passage.
The contentious Land Boundary Agreement
for the exchange of 111 Indian enclaves in Bangladesh in return for 51 Bangladeshi enclaves in India, and the proposed Teesta water-sharing agreement are also likely to be discussed.
Sino-Pakistan ties gained particular momentum in aftermath of the 1962 Sino-Indian war when the two states signed a boundary agreement
recognizing Chinese control over portions of the disputed Kashmir territory.
DESPITE opposition from various political parties, the UPA government is keen on pushing through a constitution amendment bill on the India- Bangladesh land boundary agreement
in Parliament to signal its commitment on the issue to Dhaka.