BGB-BSF DG level conference begins

Published: April 24, 2018 21:01:47 | Updated: April 25, 2018 20:11:34

A director general (DG)-level conference between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Border Security Force (BSF) of India began at the BGB headquarters at Pilkhana in the city on Tuesday.

Earlier on Monday, a 10-member Indian delegation, led by BSF DG KK Sharma, reached Dhaka. High officials of BSF headquarters and Indian home and external affairs ministries are among the delegation, according to a statement.

A 15-member Bangladeshi delegation, led by BGB DG Major General Md Shafeenul Islam, will join the conference.

Additional director generals of BGB, high officials of BGB headquarters, home and foreign ministries, representatives from Joint Rivers Commission, Department of Narcotics Control, Survey of Bangladesh, Land Record and Survey Department are among the delegation.

Besides, a four-member delegation of BSF Wives Welfare Association (BWWA) will visit different activities of Simanto Paribar Kalyan Samity (SPKS) of BGB.

As part of the conference, a friendly Kabaddi match between BGB-BSF was held at Fazlur Rahman Khandker, Bir Uttam, auditorium in the BGB headquarters on Monday.

The agenda of the conference include firing, killing and injuring unarmed Bangladeshi citizens at bordering areas, abduction or arrest of Bangladeshi citizens, intrusion through border, smuggling of ammunitions, arms and explosives, contraband drugs including phensidyl and yaba tablets, liquors, ganja, heroin, construction within 150 yards of international border and construction of Effluent Treatment Plant at Indian part of Akhaura ICP.

A joint record of discussion will be signed on April 26. The Indian delegation will also visit different places of historic interests.

Besides, BGB and BSF director generals will inaugurate joint retreat ceremony at Banglabandha ICP in Panchagarh district at 3:00pm on April 27, reports BSS.

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