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BGB, BSF meet in Tripura scheduled on July 22

  • Published at 08:20 pm July 11th, 2018
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Krishan Kumar Sharma, right, Indian Border Security Force (BSF), shakes hands with Major General Md Shafeenul Islam, Director General of Bangladesh Border Guards (BGB), during the Beating Retreat ceremony at Fulbari-Banglabandha border checkpoint, India-Bangladesh border, on the outskirts of Siliguri on April 27, 2018 AFP

Issues like trans-border movement, smuggling and border crime will be discussed in the meeting

A four-day Inspector General level meeting between Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) is scheduled to be held from July 22 at the BSF headquarters in Agartala, the capital of the northeast Indian state of Tripura.

Regional Commanders of BGB’s Sarail and Chittagong and BSF’s three frontiers’ inspector generals – Tripura, Meghalaya, and Cacher would attend the meeting.

BSF IG of Tripura Frontier, L Lohia said, “Although the meeting at the regional level is routine, issues like trans-border movement, smuggling and border crime will be discussed in the meeting.”

“Both sides are manning the Indo-Bangla border effectively and hence, no major border dispute has brewed to the forefront,” Lohia told reporters at Agartala on Tuesday.

Stating that reduction of border crime along the Indo-Bangla border has been possible owing to mutual understanding between the BSF and BGB, Lohia said, “Border guards of both sides have constituted a joint task force to prevent smuggling and the results yielded are excellent.”

“The BGB has set up five border outposts (BOP)s on the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) to maintain vigilance along the border. This step has proved salutary for curbing cross-border movement of insurgents through CHT. Now, militant activities in Tripura’s eastern side adjacent to CHT has almost toned down to zero,” he added.