DHAKA- India has handed Bangladesh a list of 11 men suspected of plotting attacks including one targeting its prime minister, officials said today.

Indian security officials uncovered the plot against Sheikh Hasina last month after two members of a banned Bangladesh group were killed in an explosion while building bombs in India's West Bengal state just over the border from Bangladesh.

The men were believed to be members of the outlawed Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh who were using India as a safe haven to plan the attacks.

The plot deepened concern in India that jihadist groups were setting up bases in the east of the country.

A team headed by the chief of India's National Investigations Agency, the main counter-terrorism arm, held talks with Bangladeshi officials in Dhaka and handed over the list of criminals thought to be hiding there, Mufti Mahmud Khan, an official of the Rapid Action Battalion said.

Under Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh has been working closely with India to tackle militant groups including handing over people that India suspects of stirring trouble in the remote northeast region.