Gist of Editorials: The Spectre of Deportation (The Hindu) | GS – II

Relevance : GS Paper II (International Relations)

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  • The outcome of the NRC exercise has implications for India’s ties with Bangladesh.
  • Threat for India:
    • Many Indians are working in Bangladesh.
    • Bangladesh is a high source of remittances.
  • Bangladesh is not in a position to accept people deported due to NRC exercise because it is already under burden of hosting Rohingya refugees.
  • ‘Neighbourhood first’ policy not being implemented:
    • Nepal has tilted towards China due to 2015 Nepal blockade
    • India-Bhutan relationship has also been strained ever since India’s withdrawal of subsidies in 2013.
    • Sri Lanka and the Maldives have also made a shift towards China.
  • Bangladesh: India’s most trusted neighbour:
    • It has cooperated in India’s crackdown on insurgents.
    • It is India’s biggest trading partner in South Asia.
    • Bangladesh has facilitated connectivity with the Northeast
  • The NRC issue threatens to disturb the equilibrium in India-Bangladesh ties.