Opinion: D. C. Nath (President, Patriot’s Forum) – ​Dhaka Declaration (November 14-15,2014)

DC Nath SmallPresident of Patriots Forum, D.C. Nath was superannuated in January, 1995, as the Special Director, Intelligence Bureau, D.C. Nath (IPS-1960) was associated with the International Institute of Security and Safety Management (IISSM), headquartered in New Delhi, for over 14 years, first as the Executive President & CEO and then as the President & Director General, between February, 1997 and March, 2011. The author of a highly acclaimed book, Intelligence Imperatives for India, Mr. Nath earned high plaudits from all around for two of his very significant presentations on: “Revisiting the Future of India” (2005, London) and “Lessons from India for the War On Terrorism” (2007, USA). He is the only one in the field, combining the experiences of a police officer with specialization in intelligence and strategic analysis and an industrial security expert par excellence. More Bio on D. C. Nath…


November 20, 2014
Dear Friends,



​​Dhaka Declaration (November 14-15,2014)

Here is a report on an important matter, not seen by us (apology if missed out through oversight) in Delhi dailies.

The High Commissioners of India and Bangladesh, past and present, have met in a unique event in Dhaka—“The first Dhaka-New Delhi High Commissioners’ Summit” on November 14—15, 2014. A report on that path-breaking event has been received from BHBCUC (Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity Council) through their mouth-piece, “UNITY 2014” (attached).

Friends, while you may read the details of the Summit in the attached report, we hope you will agree in reading through the 9 resolutions passed at the Summit:


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1. Welcome the convening of the first Bangladesh-India high Commissioners’ Summit in Dhaka, organised by the Department of International Relations, University of Dhaka with support from the India-Bangladesh Foundation, and thank the organizers

2. Encourage the Governments of Bangladesh and India to intensify their efforts to strengthen their relationship by taking a holistic approach in addressing bilateral issues and challenges

3. Recognise the importance of deeper and effective communications at the popular level through greater and comprehensive flow of information and contacts between students, academicians, print and electronic media, corporate sector, environmentalists and other stakeholders in order to build enhanced level of awareness, mutual trust and confidence

4. Emphasise the importance of deepening and widening economic engagement between the two countries with particular focus on free and increasing flow of goods and services including investment and financial services

5. Call upon the Governments of Bangladesh and India to intensify their cooperation on all security related matters

6. Urge to undertake a holistic approach in the exploration and utilization of shared and other natural resources for mutual benefit of the people of the two countries

7. Emphasis the importance of and the need for strengthening cooperation at sub-regional, and regional levels with particular focus on Saarc and Bimstec

8. Decide to form an Alumni of the High Commissioners of Bangladesh and India who have served in the two countries for regular interaction and sharing of experiences among themselves and with other stakeholders

9. Recommend the continuation of our interaction by organising regular biennial Summits and propose to hold the next Summit in India in 2016.

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Friends, it was indeed highly innovative on the part of the Dhaka University to have taken this significant move. Though the matter lies in the field of diplomacy, the fact the Dhaka University had taken the initiative, will hopefully facilitate the academia, including the intellectually vibrant youth of both the countries to contribute and add some thing more than what the usual bureaucratic circle permits. The best way to encourage this would by making such Summits a an annual feature and so to reciprocate this move by the Delhi University perhaps. All we want an educational institution to take this up in order that fresh ideas flow in routine diplomatic moves.

Once again we appreciate the efforts put in by all concerned to organise and go through such an execise successfully.



Your sevak,

D.C. Nath

(Former Spl. Director, IB)

(President, Patriots’ Forum)

Source: Patriot Forum

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