In response to an invitation from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to embark on a state visit to India from June 21 to 22, as announced by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in a recent press release. This visit marks the inaugural bilateral state visit since the establishment of the government post the 18th Lok Sabha elections. The itinerary includes bilateral discussions with Prime Minister Modi, and meetings with President Droupadi Murmu and Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar. Additionally, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar plans to meet with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Notably, Prime Minister Hasina was present at the inauguration of Prime Minister Modi and the Union Council of Ministers on June 9. Over time, India and Bangladesh have cultivated a robust relationship rooted in shared history, culture, and geographical closeness, which has flourished under the stewardship of PM Modi and Sheikh Hasina. The year 2023 has seen a surge in bilateral engagements, symbolizing the strength of their ties. Both leaders jointly launched the India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline on March 18 via a virtual ceremony. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina also virtually attended the inaugural session of the Voice of the Global South Summit on January 11, 2023, and the second Virtual Voice of the Global South Summit on November 17, 2023. As a guest nation during India's G20 Presidency in 2023, Bangladesh engaged at the ministerial level, including former Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen in the G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting and G-20 Development Ministers Meeting in March and June 2023, respectively. On November 1, 2023, both Prime Ministers virtually inaugurated three Indian-supported development projects in Bangladesh: the Akhaura-Agartala cross-border rail link, the Khulna-Mongla Port rail line, and Unit II of the Maitree Super Thermal Power Plant, as per the MEA.