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BGB-BSF border conference underway in Jashore

A four-day long border conference between the Regional Commander of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and the equivalent rank in India’s Border Security Force (BSF) got underway in Jashore Thursday.

The talks between Region Commander, BGB (Jashore and Rangpur) and Frontier Inspector General (IG), BSF (North Bengal, South Bengal and Guwahati) have begun under management of BGB Jashore Region headquarter. It would end on Sunday, said Public Relation Officer of the BGB headquarters here Md Shariful Islam.

Region Commander of BGB's Jashore Region Headquarters Brigadier General Omar Sadi is leading an 18-member Bangladesh delegation, while Inspector General (IG) of India's BSF South Bengal Frontier Dr. Atul Fulzele leads a six- member Indian delegation in the conference.

Apart from senior BGB officials, the Bangladesh delegation also includes officials from the Home Ministry, Foreign Ministry, Department of Narcotics Control and the Department of Land Records and Survey.

The conference is expected to have fruitful discussions on cross border security issues like border killings, illegal entry, other smuggling including drugs, various border crimes including trafficking of women and children, and various development activities within 150 yards of the international border. Besides, issues related of development of existing bilateral relations between the two countries and various initiatives to enhance mutual trust between BGB and BSF will be also discussed in the conference.

SOURCE: UNITED NEWS OF BANGLADESH