BSF and BDR exchages points of agenda for Shillong meeting

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Dawki(Indo-Bangla border),Jan 27(UNI) The Border Security Force(BSF) and Bangladesh Rifles(BDR) today exchanged agenda points for next month's biennial conference between the two frontier guards.

The annual conference will be held at the BSF(Assam-Meghalaya) Frontier here from February 11 to 14. The ten-member BDR team will be led by Deputy Director General Brigadier General M A Bari.

BSF Inspector General Himmat Singh for the Cachar-Mizoram frontiers, will lead the Indian team at the talks. Mr Singh will be assisted by the Inspector Generals of Assam- Meghalaya and Tripura Frontier, P K Mishra and J A Khan.

The BSF is expected to raise the issues pertaining to arms smuggling, circulation of counterfeit Indian currency from Bangladesh, infiltration of Bangladeshi nationals and other cross-border crimes.

''We would also raise the issue of presence of Indian militants camps inside Bangladesh and seek the handing over of jailed United Liberation Front of Assam(ULFA) General Secretary Anup Chetia to Indian authorities,'' BSF DIG (Assam-Meghalaya) frontier, VS Sikarwar told UNI after the preparatory meeting with BDR officials here.

BDR's Staff Officers, Major Md Humayun Kabir Sarker and Major Ahmed Tariq Someen attended the preparatory meeting, which was held at BSF Outpost in Dawki.

Earlier, both sides agreed for exercising utmost restraint along the Bangladesh-India border to avoid any untoward incidents and to keep a greater vigilance with a view to check and prevent the illicit flow of drugs, narcotics, arms and explosives across the border UNI RRK LL RD 1948

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