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India was instrumental for creating Bangladesh. But did the later events clearly prove it was a folly on the part of India? Eventually did it only help to enlarge the list of Indias enemies? Your views?

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Asked by Good Citizen, 07 Mar '11 09:48 pm
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We did a gr8 job of freeing up Bangladesh but a PISS ANT POOR job running it. Our military dudes did a supar A ++ job,but then when our businessmen came in, everything went to the toilet tubes.

Indian merchants who were given monopoly over essential goods and services, esp food- did what they r doing to onions here a while back for like years 2gether in BD for ALL commodities- at a time when it was a newly created nation, reeling after a war.

After their liberation, we went in there and treated it like our colony, that was the attitude of our businessmen, just look at how they behave in Africa.

That's when the animosity started developing.

This was not Indra Gandhi's creation, but our private sector's. This is one of the MANY reasons why Indra chose a nationalized and closed economy- because she knew our business culture ain't ready 4 free market mentality yet.

The manner of our business dealing there is the chief culprit of our at present bad blood.
Answered by A Moin, 07 Mar '11 09:58 pm

 
  
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Yes
somewhat
Answered by anil garg, 09 Sep '11 07:07 pm

 
  
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Yes India was instrumental for creating bangladesh.An understanding of the India Factor is essential for figuring out what went right or wrong in the recently signed Hasina-Manmohan MOU; and as to why Bangladeshis are again so polarised on the MOU. While pro-Awami Leaguers are gaga about the understanding between the two prime ministers, anti-Awami Leaguers, mainly BNP-Jamaat supporters, simply consider the deal a total sell-off to India. For the right or wrong reasons, the Awami League is called pro-Indian and BNP pro-Pakistani, or as some people ridicule it as Bangladesh-Now-Pakistan. I bring in a personal anecdote to explain the prevalent tribalism in the polity of Bangladesh, which is not helpful in understanding domestic and international issues Bangladesh needs to resolve
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Answered by jasica, 31 Mar '11 02:49 pm

 
  
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BD was created in the minds of Yahya Khan and Bhutto first when they refused to handover power to legitimate victor of elections "Awami league". India only took advantage of situation to further its own interests. Now even if BD is not that friendly to india, it is atleast not that strong an enemy as pakistan. Whatever happened, it was good for India, BD and Pakistan.
Answered by Prashant, 07 Mar '11 10:32 pm

 
  
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Having Pakistan on either side of India was like someone strangulating you! That is why Bangla Vimukti Vaahini was given the support
Answered by Shashi LS, 07 Mar '11 09:57 pm

 
  
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