Border guards of India, Bangladesh discuss border crime
Agartala, July 22 (PTI): Reduction of border crimes and smuggling of drugs besides erection of border fencing in the unfenced areas figured prominently at the four-day meeting of Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) that began at the BSF frontier here today.
“It is a routine periodic meeting and the issues related to border fencing, border crimes and coordination between the two border guard organisations”, BSF officials said.
A 14-member delegation of the BGB, led by Regional Commander Javed Hassan, arrived here through Akhaura check post today to participate in the meeting.
“We have come to talk about border-related issues. Our relation with BSF is now very cordial,” Hassan told reporters.
The Indian side is being led by IG Meghalaya, L Mohanty. Sector Commanders of BGB’s Sarail and Chittagong regions and IGs of BSF’s Tripura, Meghalaya and Mizoram-Cachar frontiers’ are participating in the meeting.
After the first phase of the meeting, the BSF and BGB officials would go to Kolkata to meet Special Director General of the BSF (Eastern Command), Nasir Kamal.
Tripura, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Assam share 1,880-km international border with Bangladesh.