* Notwithstanding any settlement of land boundary
, maritime boundary be delimited from seaward side, leaving some portion close to the coast undivided.
The Union Cabinet, in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, gave its nod to the draft of the Constitutional Bill to amend the India-Bangladesh Land Boundary
Agreement, 1974, official sources said in New Delhi.
"I am happy that we have today exchanged all the signed Strip Maps of the land boundary
as part of the implementation of the 1974 Land Boundary
Agreement and its 2011 Protocol," Khurshid said.
It has concluded a land boundary
agreement, and knows that improving ties with the BNP will help make this process irreversible.
The two sides during the talks, which were held in a friendly and cordial atmosphere, discussed the land boundary
in the Sir Creek area and also delimitation of International Maritime Boundary between India and Pakistan.
The opposition has launched a series of protests in Assam after the Prime Minister during his recent visit to Dhaka signed the protocol to the 1974 land boundary
demarcation between the two countries was also signed.
"During the visit, the following agreements and Memorandum of Understandings were signed: framework agreement on cooperation for development; protocol to the agreement concerning the demarcation of the land boundary
between India and Bangladesh and related matters; addendum to the MOU between India and Bangladesh to facilitate overland transit traffic between Bangladesh and Nepal; MOU on renewable energy cooperation; MOU on Conservation of the Sunderban," said Krishna.
The Protocol to the Agreement Concerning the Demarcation between India and Bangladesh and Related Matters signed today between the Foreign Minister of Bangladesh and the External Affairs Minister of India in the presence of Prime Ministers Sheikh Hasina and Dr Man Mohan Singh, seeks to address all outstanding land boundary
issues and provide a final settlement to the India-Bangladesh boundary.