BGB, BSF reaffirm vow to bring down border killings to zero

The two sides also agreed to conduct joint patrolling at risky bordering areas, strengthen awareness-raising program and take up various socio-economic development program

A five-day regional commander level border conference between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Indian Border Security Force (BSF) ended in Kolkata on Wednesday renewing the consensus in bringing down the border killings to zero level.

Both the sides agreed to bring down the killing, injuring and beating unarmed nationals of both the countries to zero by adopting extra precautionary measures along the border, said a press release of BGB on Thursday.

An 11-member Bangladesh delegation led by BGB North-West region, Rangpur Commander Brigadier General ABM Nowroj Ehsan joined the conference.

The Indian delegation led by Dr Atul Fulzele, Inspector General of the BSF South Bengal frontier, attended the talks with 12 members.

The two sides also agreed to conduct joint patrolling at risky bordering areas, strengthen awareness-raising program and take up various socio-economic development program.

Both the sides agreed to exchange immediate and required information in reducing smuggling of drugs including yaba tablets and phensedyl, golds, arms and cows and take effective measures against those who will be found involved with such crimes.