- It blamed China, who is a 'strong influencer in Bangladesh' for the phone call between Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Prime Minister Imran Khan and Bangladesh counterpart Hasina Wajed's recent phone call has stirred unease in India.
It did not bore down well with India when it found out that the PMs had discussed Kashmir. Indian media blames China, with which its ties have been on a thread after clashes with soldiers in Ladakh.
Indian media blamed China, who is a 'strong influencer in Bangladesh' for the phone call between Pakistan and Bangladesh. The media said that Beijing is trying to play the role of a mediator to bring its 'all-weather ally' Islamabad and Dhaka closer.
“Dhaka possibly would not have agreed for it unless the push came from Beijing,” a source told Deccan Herald.
In response to the discussion, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava has said 'there is no cause for concern'.
However, Subir Bhaumik, Kolkata-based analyst and editor of the news portal Eastern Link expressed his concerns and said India should be worried. "The way the restoration of diplomatic relations has taken place between Bangladesh and Pakistan, the sudden change of mood especially at a time when India is having trouble with China in Ladakh, smacks of some behind-the-scenes diplomatic maneuvers."
He further said the special concern is 'pro-Pakistan voices' in Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's office and 'Kashmir being raised'.
Last week, the PM in a rare phone call to Wajed, expressed Pakistan's desire to deepen fraternal relations with Bangladesh on the basis of 'mutual trust, mutual respect and sovereign equality'.
The PM stressed the importance of peaceful resolution of Indian-occupied Kashmir dispute for a safe and prosperous region.