The security forces of both the countries discussed multiple issues relating to the Indo-Bangla border in a regional biannual border co-ordination conference (BCC)

The Border Security Force (BSF) and the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB have agreed to initiate preemptive measures in creating a situation of peace and tranquility along the international border by amicably resolving all issues, officials said.

The security forces of both the countries discussed multiple issues relating to the Indo-Bangla border in a regional biannual border co-ordination conference (BCC).

A BSF spokesman said that the first ever virtual meet in view of the Covid-19 pandemic has also decided to further strengthen the bond of friendship, trust and co-operation.

The official said the Coordinated Border Management Plan (CBMP) was discussed at length to deal with the bilateral border issues, including trans-border crimes, smuggling of drugs and other narcotic substances.

During the conference, activities by Indian insurgent groups from Bangladesh side, border violation and their preventive measures, pending developmental works along the borders, construction of single-row fence along India-Bangladesh international frontiers were discussed in detail, BSF said in a statement.

It said the BGB delegation leader Tanveer Gani Chowdhury, Additional Director General (South-East Region), conveyed his gratitude to the BSF delegation for attending the virtual conference and for making valuable contributions through thoughtful deliberations, which resulted in successful conclusion with agreements on various aspects.

The head of BSF delegation, Susanta Kumar Nath, Inspector General of BSF’s Tripura Frontier, also highlighted sincere commitment of both the border guarding forces in maintaining peace and harmony along the India-Bangladesh international border and in strengthening the already robust friendly relations.

The Inspector Generals of three BSF frontiers — Tripura, Meghalaya and Mizoram & Cachar Frontier — and BGB officials of the South-East and North-East region took part in the BCC.

Senior officials of Bangladesh’s Foreign Affairs and Home Affairs Ministries also took part in the meet.

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