Agartala: The border coordination conference between Inspectors General, Border Security Force (BSF) and Region Commanders of the Border Guards of Bangladesh (BGB) level started on Monday through Video Tele Conferencing (VTC), keeping at bay the risk of COVID-19 pandemic situation prevailing in both the countries.
The conference is scheduled from June 7 and will continue till June 10, 2021.
The Bangladesh delegation is headed by Tanveer Gani Chowdhury, Additional Director General, Region Commander, South-East Region, Chattogram accompanied with Mohammad Fakruddin Ahmed Bhuiyan, psc, Deputy Director General, Acting Region Commander, North East Region, Sarail. Other senior officers of Border Guard Bangladesh, representatives of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Home Affairs Bangladesh are also participating in the conference.
The Indian delegation is headed by Susanta Kumar Nath, IPS, Inspector General, BSF Tripura Frontier accompanied with Hardeep Singh, Inspector General, BSF Meghalaya Frontier, Dinesh Kumar Boora, Inspector General, BSF Mizoram & Cachar Frontier and other senior BSF officers.
During the deliberations in the conference held on Monday (June 07, 2021), various border issues of bilateral interests were discussed at length including trans-border crimes, smuggling of contraband articles and cattle, Indian Insurgent Groups activities from Bangladesh side, FICN etc. Besides, the construction of Single Row Fence (SRF) in the Tripura and other pending developmental works were also discussed at length during the conference.
After discussion in a free and open atmosphere, both the leaders of the delegation agreed to amicably resolve all the bilateral issues to achieve the common goal of establishing peace and tranquillity along the International Border.
Embarking on the path of ‘Confidence Building Measures’, two Border Guarding Forces of India and Bangladesh have been forging ahead in their ever growing friendly association by participating in Inspectors General BSF – Region Commanders BGB level Border Co-ordination Conference biannually as per the traditions. Over the past few years, BSF & BGB have jointly cemented their friendly relationship and acquired new heights in mutual trust and cooperation by resolving all border issues through meaningful dialogues.
It may be noted that the last such Border Co-ordination Conference was held in BSF Tripura Frontier, Agartala in November, 2020.