ThePrint – China, not India, builds a bridge in Bangladesh, but Modi govt believes all is not lost yet
Thu December, 2020, Age: 3 years
On December 17, a virtual summit took place commemorating the opening of the Padma Bridge in Bangladesh. The bridge’s construction is a prime case study for China’s growing influence in the region, as the construction was only made possible by Beijing extending a $24 billion line of credit. Western and other international development organizations pulled out of the project due to fears of corruption.