Bangladeshi Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina speaks during an interview in Manhattan, New York, U.S. September 25, 2018

NEW DELHI: Sheikh Hasina's return to power in next elections later this year will be critical to continue success Bangladesh has achieved against terrorism and extremism in the past decade.

In its unremitting effort against terrorist formations in Bangladesh since the Holey Artisan cafe attack, over 100 terrorists have been killed and over 1500 arrested across the country.

In fact Sheikh Hasina's government has hardened its resolve to eradicate terrorism from Bangladesh after the Holey Artisan cafe attack. It has demonstrated the efficacy of determined and relentless action against terrorist formations over the past year and more, officials and experts pointed out.

Prime Minister Hasina has emphasised that Bangladesh does not and will allow its territory to be used by any terrorist, terrorist group or entity against any state or people including India. Her re-election therefore is important for India's stability and prevent Bangladesh from once again becoming a hub of ISI activities, counter-terror experts point out.

Bangladesh strongly condemns terrorism and violent extremism in all forms.

In line with its zero-tolerance policy against terrorism and violent extremism, Bangladesh does not and will not allow its territory to be used by any terrorist individual, group and entity against any state or people, according to senior Bangladesh officials.

India has praised Hasina's zero tolerance policy towards the terrorism, saying it was an inspiration for all. Bangladesh joined hands to fight the forces of instability and terrorism.

The spread of radicals and extremists led by Jamaat-e-Islami posed a 'grave threat' not just to India and Bangladesh, but to the entire region. India has expressed determination to stand by the Bangladeshi people in the country's fight against terrorism.

“We have excellent cooperation between our security agencies that ensure that peace, security and development for our people and for the region remains central to our engagement,” according to an Indian official.

Bangladesh has launched a crackdown against terror financing. Investigations into the financial operations of terrorist groups and Jamaat-e-Islami have exposed their Pak links. Jamaat has been accused of promoting political Islam in Bangladesh with support from ISI and their participation in government between 2001-06 was among the worst periods in Bangladesh political history when terror groups were active plotting against Opposition and India.