Assam people are now living peacefully due to strong role of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina against militancy, Himanta Biswa Sarma, chief minister of Assam said during a meeting with Bangladesh delegation at state guest house of Assam on Tuesday.
"Assam becomes a peaceful state in India. The state is now free from insurgency and militants. We sincerely express gratitude to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for taking firm action against leadership of Ulfa," Sarma said.
Dr Himanta claimed that the economy of Assam is growing around 15 percent year on year due to the iron role of Sheikh Hasina against militancy.
The Assam leader recalled the sacrifice of Assam soldiers and people during the Liberation War of Bangladesh.
"Some 9 soldiers of Assam made supreme sacrifice in the Liberation War while police force of Assam trained up Bangladesh freedom fighters to take on Pakistani troop during the 1971 Liberation War," the chief minister said.
The Indian leader appreciated the Bangladesh awards introduced for the foreign supporters of Liberation War.
While talking to Bangladesh journalist, Dr Himanta informed that the direct flight between Dhaka and Guwhati will be commenced within three months.
Bangladesh delegation leader and former foreign secretary Shamsher Mubin Chowdhury Bir Bikram said India and Bangladesh are passing Sonali Adhyaya (golden chapter) of relationship in the last one decade under dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her India counterpart Narendra Modi.
Later the Muktijoddha delegation leader, on behalf of Foreign Minister MA Momen, handed over the invitation to the Assam CM to visit Dhaka.
Assam's Act East Policy Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary, Chief Secretary Jishnu Barua, Secretary Manvendra Pratap Singh, Bangladesh Assistant High Commissioner Dr Shah Mohammad Tanvir Monsur were present on the occasion.
The Bangladesh delegation includes Bir Protik Mahabub Elahi,Bir Protik Anwar Hossain Pahari, Shafiqul Bahar Mazumder, Subrata Chakravarty, Abul Hashem, Fariduzzaman Khan, Harun Ur Rashid, Najmul Hassan, Gourango Chandra Das, Hazi Abdul Jalil, Sharif Uddin, Md Shahjahan, Md Abul Bashar, Mohammad Jamal Kha, youth members Abu Bakar Muhammad Al Amin, Mrinal Banik, Sarder Mahamud Hasan, Jushumoy Dev, journalists Abhijit Bhattacharjee, Md Jannatul Islam, Sunil Singha, Amzad Hussain, Shajahan Molla and Mohammad Salim.