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Bangladesh more peaceful than India, Pakistan

Bangladesh has been recognized as the third most peaceful country in South Asia and ranked better than neighbouring India and Pakistan, said a report published by Institute of Economics & Peace. Bangladesh registered a gain in peaceful atmosphere inside the country, what has been termed by the report as a category of “medium state of peace”.

A playful child on a rickshaw. Dhaka, Bangladesh. May 16, 2007.  (photo)However, the country has been ranked 84th in the world in the list in the Global Peace Index.

According to the report, the thinly populated island in the midst of the North Atlantic has retained its place as the most peaceful country in the world.

In South Asia, Bhutan is the most peaceful country followed respectively by Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and the war-torn Afghanistan.

The report ranked 162 nations around the globe based on factors like the level of violence, crime, involvement in conflicts and the degree of militarization.peace index

Six out of the top 10 most peaceful countries were European, with Denmark and Austria holding the second and third spots.