The Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh, is in Bangladesh in a two-day quest to enter into some important new trade and security agreements with his Dhaka counterpart, Sheikh Hasina. This will mark the first visit to Bangladesh by an Indian Prime Minister in a dozen years and is being described by BBC correspondents as a way for India to contain Chinas growing influence in South Asia. (Hasina visited New Delhi in January of last year). China is Bangladeshs largest trading partner and arms supplier, a situation India finds troublesome. "We attach the highest importance to further developing and strengthening our relations with Bangladesh," Singh said, prior to his arrival in Dhaka. "Our partnership with Bangladesh is important for the stability and prosperity of our own north-east region.