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Border killings and illegal infiltration are gaining importance in the border conference

Abdur Rahman Khan

The 54th director general level border conference between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Border Security Force (BSF) of India has started.

The 54th director general level border conference between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Border Security Force (BSF) of India has started.

The conference started on Tuesday (March 5) at noon in the conference room of the BGB headquarters in Pilkhana, Dhaka, and will continue until March 9.

A 16-member Bangladesh delegation led by BGB Director General Major General Mohammad Ashrafuzzaman Siddiqui participated in the conference.

In addition to the senior officials of the BGB, the Bangladesh delegation is represented by the relevant officials of the Prime Minister’s Office, the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Joint River Commission.

On the other hand, a 9-member Indian delegation led by BSF Director General Nitin Agarwal participated in the conference.

Apart from senior BSF officials, the Indian delegation also includes officials from the Ministry of Home Affairs and External Affairs and the Indian High Commission in Dhaka.

Public relations officer of BGB. Shariful Islam said that in this conference, various cross-border crimes including prevention of border killing, illegal infiltration, drugs, arms-ammunition and other smuggling, various developmental activities within 150 yards of the international border, conservation of border river banks, joint initiative to implement integrated border management plan, two countries In addition to the development of existing bilateral relations between BGB-BSF, there were fruitful discussions on various ways and various issues to increase mutual trust.

He said that Smita Agarwal, wife of BSF Director General and president of BSF Wives Welfare Association, has arrived in Bangladesh along with the representatives of their organization on the occasion of the border conference.

He is participating in various events organized by Border Family Welfare Association, Border Officers Ladies Club and Children Club, including an exchange of views with Naureen Ashraf, wife of BGB Director General and Chief Patron of Border Family Welfare Society.

It is to be noted that the border conference will end with the signing of the joint negotiation document of the conference on the morning of March 9 and the Indian delegation will leave Dhaka on the same day.

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