This book provides a broad, analytical study of Bangladesh's relationship with India and Pakistan between 1975 and 1990. Bangladesh's role in South Asian international relations has tended to be overlooked and underestimated. The book reveals the complexity of the relationship between Bangladesh, India and Pakistan and challenges the biased and stereotypical views often encountered regarding Bangladesh's foreign policy. Considerable contemporary evidence is interpreted from a variety of perspectives: domestic, regional and extra-regional. The evidence is then used to assess the relative significance of these perspectives.