India, Bangladesh border forces to hold 47th Director General Level talks from today

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The 47th Director General Level Co-ordination meeting between the Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) will start from today in New Delhi.

The coordination meeting which starts on September 3, will culminate on September 7 with concluding session and signing of Joint Record of Discussions between the DG BSF and DG BGB.

During the five-day conference, Indian delegation will be headed by DG, BSF, KK Sharma, while the Bangladesh side will be led by DG, BGB, Major General Md. Shafeenul Islam, ndc, psc.

BSF and BGB have already listed out their agendas for the conference, includes common points such as confidence-building measures and preventing trans-Border crimes.

BSF’s agenda also includes prevention against attacks by the Bangladeshi criminals on BSF personnel and action against Indian Insurgent Groups (IIGs). BSF added that in addition to confidence-building measures, a Coordinated Border Management Plan (CBMP) is also being implemented by both the border guarding forces as force multipliers in checking trans-border crimes and has included joint efforts for effective implementation of CBMP in its agenda.

On the other hand, BGB lists smuggling of numerous types of drugs from India to Bangladesh and arrest/apprehension of Bangladeshi nationals by BSF among its agenda for discussions. Moreover, BGB wants an expansion of crime-free zones and higher studies in India for BGB wards.

The Director-General Level Co-ordination conference with BGB is a bi-annual conference being held since 1975.