The reality of India-Bangladesh relations as it stands today is far removed from the idealism in bilateral relations which has been cherished since the Liberation War, especially in India. This book examines the irritants between the two countries and suggests a road map for improving relations. The book covers the geography and history of Bangladesh as a backdrop. Thereafter, the strategic importance of Bangladesh to India, security perceptions of Bangladesh and a few economic aspects have been covered. A chronological review of Bangladesh's foreign policy towards India and her relations with other countries has been carried out in a separate chapter. This is followed by a detailed examination of the irritants between the two countries. The views of a large cross-section of eminent personalities of both the countries have been included to substantiate the existing relations. In the Final Chapter, 'The Way Ahead', the author has suggested an action plan for the future.