In accordance with steps agreed to between India and Bangladesh during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Bangladesh in June, the Bangladeshi enclaves in India and Indian enclaves in Bangladesh will be physically transferred to the other country with effect from midnight.
It's a historic day for India and Bangladesh. Following a wait of over four decades, the two neighbours will on Friday midnight begin exchanging 162 adversely-held enclaves. This marks the start of implementation of the landmark Land Boundary Agreement.
An amendment to the Constitution is being drafted to enable the exchange of 111 Indian enclaves in Bangladesh and 51 Bangladeshi enclaves in the Indian territory, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna has said.
India and Bangladesh have concluded
a joint survey in 162 `enclaves` on both sides of their porous
borders so as to prepare the ground for a deal on the dispute
during PM Manmohan Singh`s visit here in