Dhaka, Oct. 23 -- The United States wants to deepen its ties across South Asia, particularly with Bangladesh and India, as it sees real potential to have stronger relations.

"We're at a moment of real potential in the opportunity to deepen our relations across South Asia, but in particular with these two partners - India and Bangladesh," US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E Biegun told a telephonic briefing on October 22.

Deputy Secretary Biegun said his recent visit to both Bangladesh and India was part of a series of engagements the United States has had with both of these critical partners.

"And it's one that you'll see continuing to progress over the weeks and months ahead," he said.

Biegun said they have an intervening election...