The Border Coordination Conference between the Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) and Indian Border Security Force (BSF) from Meghlaya, Guwahati, Silchar, Tripura frontier concluded yesterday.
The conference held in Meghalaya mainly focused on mutual concerns of both the border guarding forces such as movement of insurgents, human trafficking, drugs, gold, fake currency and arms smuggling.
The BGB delegation brought up the issue of BSF firing at Bangladeshi nationals on the order and their detention. They also spoke of illegal trespassing of Indians into Bangladeshi territory, smuggling of various drugs including phensedyl and yaba.
The BGB also expressed grave concerns over cattle smuggling from India into Bangladesh stating that it was having a detrimental impact on the economy.
“If the cattle smuggling can be stopped, then our farmers will get better rates at the market and the economy will have a chance to grow.
“We have requested the BSF to stop cattle smuggling as other related issues can be resolved if that is taken care of,” said BGB Additional Director General Md Zahid Hasan.
BGB Additional Director General Md Zahid Hasan and BSF Meghalaya Frontier Inspector General P K Dubey said there are no more Indian militant camps in Bangladesh.
The director general also said firm measures will be taken against any Indian insurgents discovered in Bangladesh.
BSF mainly emphasised on issues like attacks on BSF personnel and unarmed Indian civilians and other provocative actions by Bangladeshi criminals and joint efforts for preventing illegal migration by Bangladeshis into India.