Ashwini Vaishnaw said Mitali Express will be yet another milestone in strengthening the bond between the two neighbouring countries.
She mentioned that Bangladesh has also successfully controlled the pandemic and the first dose of the vaccine covered 100 per cent of the targeted population while the second dose covered 97 per cent.
Both countries will soon finalise a joint study on the prospects of entering into a bilateral free trade agreement, to strengthen economic ties between the two countries.
We are keen to work with India to realise shared vision: Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina on Republic Day
In a letter written to Modi, Hasina said that the year 2021 was a 'historic one' for Bangladesh-India ties, marked by celebrations of 'epochal' events and engagements at the highest levels.
Union Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt said armies of both the countries recently conducted joint exercises which helped in bolstering bilateral ties.