Indo-Bangla summit
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Hostilities at the Indo-Bangladesh frontier has seemingly dampened the spirits ahead of the two-day India-Bangladesh Stakeholders meeting scheduled in Assam from Tuesday (October 22).

Tension gripped both sides of the border after one Border Security Force (BSF) jawan was killed and another injured due to firing by a Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) soldier.

The incident took place at Murshidabad in West Bengal on Thursday.

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BSF and BGB, since the last decade, have been maintaining a cordial atmosphere along the borders without even firing a single bullet.

Thursday’s incident sparked tension even as BSF chief VK Johri called up BGB chief over for a detailed probe.

The sudden hostilities developed even as Assam is all decked up to host the India Bangladesh Stakeholders meeting from October 22.

The meeting will discuss and create awareness on the opportunities made available on both sides of the border considering the improvement of bilateral relations in the past few years.

The Act East Policy Affairs Department, Assam, with support from the Union Ministry of Commerce & Industry proposed to organize the exclusive Stakeholders’ Meet.

The proposed meet also aims to harness comprehensive cooperation of all relevant stakeholders of India and Bangladesh to achieve synergy in cross-border trade between Bangladesh and the Northeast.

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