Simeen Mannan of DOT
 Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla placed emphasis on Indo-Pacific countries, including Bangladesh, being catalyst for all kinds of development and change in the 21st century, reports Daily Sun.  Shringla came up with the call in a dialogue titled “India’s Vision of the Indo-Pacific” at the Policy Exchange think tank in London ending on November 4.  In the 18-page speech, Shringla mentioned twice Bangladesh being an active partner of the socioeconomic changes in the region.  Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla, who was the country’s High Commissioner in Dhaka a few years ago, mentioned name of Bangladesh as major stakeholder in development, peace fostering and humanitarian activities twice in his speech in London  In the past six years, India has provided coastal surveillance radar systems to half a dozen nations – Mauritius, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Myanmar and Bangladesh, he said.  Defence training programmes have increased. Mobile training teams have been deputed to 11 countries – from Vietnam to South Africa, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Myanmar in our immediate neighbourhood, he added.