Bangladesh conceded a 0-2 goals defeat to India in the final of the SAFF U-16 Championship 2023 at the Changlimithang Stadium in Bhutan on Sunday.
Forward Bharat Lairenjam scored with a right-footer off a pass from midfielder Levis Zangminlun in the eighth minute while Levis sealed the fate with a left-footer in the 74th minute.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh earlier clinched the title two times respectively in 2015 and 2018.
Bangladesh earlier confirmed their final berth after beating Group B champions Pakistan by 2-1 in the semifinal.
They started their campaign with a 0-1 loss against India but made a comeback with a 1-0 goal win over Nepal in the last Group A match.
India remained unbeaten throughout the tournament as they won all their four games.
The Bangladesh team will return home today.