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The BCIM corridor is an ambitious undertaking that hopes to connect Kolkata with Kunming, capital of the Yunnan province.
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Bangladesh Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed Friday said the formation of the four-country BCIM (Bangladesh-China India Myanmar) Corridor and removal of tariff barriers from India will boost bilateral trade between the two countries.
“BCIM corridor is an alternative to the Stilwell route,” said India’s ambassador to Bhutan, Gautam Bambawale.
Stilwell Road, dating back to World War II, is a 770 km highway linking North-East India with Myanmar and China, but India has been wary of opening this route for economic activity given its proximity to Arunachal Pradesh.