BDR delegation arrives in Meghalaya

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Shillong, Mar 10 (UNI) A ten-member delegation of Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) arrived here today to attend the three-day annual border co-ordination committee conclave between the Border Security Force (BSF) and Bangladesh Rifles (BDR).

The BDR delegation, led Deputy Director General Brigadier General M A Bari, includes representatives from the Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Bangladesh government will be camping at a hotel here.

The Indian delegation will be headed by Inspector General of BSF (Cachar-Mizoram) frontier, Himmat Singh and assisted by IG BSF in-charge (Assam-Meghalaya) PK Mishra and IG BSF in-charge Tripura JA Khan.

The three-day meeting will focus on India's longstanding demand on several issues, including deportation of Bangladesh-based ULFA General Secretary Anup Chetia to India.

''We will hand over a list of Indian militant camps and hideouts of various outfits operating in the Northeast located deep inside Bangladesh and seek BDR's cooperation to bust them,'' Mr Mishra told UNI here today.

Deportation of jailed ULFA leader Anup Chetia and other insurgent leaders will be sought, Mr Mishra said adding that issues ranging from illegal trans-shipment of arms and ammunition from Bangladesh to India will also be tak

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