BSF chief Rakesh Asthana is leading the 12-member Indian delegation while the 11-member BGB team is headed by Major General Shafeenul Islam.

The Border Security Force (BSF) and the Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) have decided to conduct joint night patrols along the India-Bangladesh border.

“Both BSF and BGB have decided to identify vulnerable areas and conduct joint night patrols to prevent and nab criminals,” said an official on Friday.

The decision was taken on Friday during the Director General (DG) level Border Coordination Conference (BCC) between BSF and the BGB in Guwahati.

The five-day conference began in Guwahati on Tuesday which deliberated upon the steps being taken to reinforce the security grid in a cohesive manner.

BSF chief Rakesh Asthana is leading the 12-member Indian delegation while the 11-member BGB team is headed by Major General Shafeenul Islam.

“This conference yielded positive results, many important issues and constructive solutions were arrived at and fruitful discussions led to more streamlining of mechanisms to jointly curb various trans-border crimes,” said a statement released by BSF.

Emphasize was laid upon sharing of information at the cutting edge level between both border guarding forces and expediting of developmental works, CBMP which are crucial for the welfare of border population on both sides, added the statement.

Both the forces mutually agreed to make all possible efforts in ensuring peace & tranquillity along the borders.

“Both sides shared commitment and expressed satisfaction over their outcome and reiterated full commitment in ensuring their effective implementation in a collaborative manner,” said a BSF official.

The conference also decided to enhance vigilance and more coordinated actions to curb fence breach cases and effectively implement the Coordinated Border Management Plan (CBMP) & Confidence Building Measures (CBMs).

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