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BGB-BSF border conference begins in Guwahati

  • Published at 04:45 pm December 22nd, 2020
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BSF officials greet the 11-member BGB delegation in India on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 UNB

This is for the first time in four decades that the border conference between the two border forces has been organized outside New Delhi

A four-day director general (DG) – level border conferenceuring a  between the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Border Security Force (BSF) of Indian has begun in Guwahati, the capital city of Indian state Assam.  

BGB Director General Major General Md Shafeenul Islam is leading the 11-member Bangladesh delegation while his counterpart BSF DG Rakesh Asthana is leading the 12-member Indian delegation.  

This is for the first time in four decades that the border conference between the two border forces has been organized outside New Delhi, the capital of India. 

The delegation teams of BGB and BSF pose for a group photo during a four-day director general (DG) – level border conference in India’s Guwahati on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 | Courtesy: BSF

The conference will end with the signing of a Joint Record of Discussions (JRD) on December 25. 


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The objective of the border talks is to discuss border-related issues, including the killing of Bangladeshi nationals along the borders as well as to enable better coordination between border guarding forces of the two countries.  

BGB-BSF officials sit together on the first day of a four-day long director general (DG) – level border conference in India’s Guwahati on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 | Courtesy: BSF 

Contacted, BGB headquarters' Public Relations Officer Md Shariful Islam told UNB that the Bangladesh delegation entered India through Tamabil (Sylhet)-Dauki (Meghalaya) ICP. 

IG Hardeep Singh of BSF Meghalaya Headquarters received the delegation. 

Then the Bangladesh delegation went to Guwahati by a BSF helicopter where BSF Director General Rakesh Asthana welcomed them with flowers.


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