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BSF-BDR DG level meet in Dhaka next month

Written by: Staff
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Agartala, Mar 31 (UNI) The official level meetings between India and Bangladesh as follow up of the meetings between the Prime Ministers of the two countries in New Delhi this month, will start from the end of next month.

Official sources said the Directors General of the Border Security Force (BSF) and Bangladesh Rifles would be held in Dhaka in the last week of April to discuss security measures along the India-Bangladesh border in the wake of the agreement signed between the countries this month.

After the Directors General level meeting, officials of the Home Ministries of the two nations would meet, the sources added.

Director General of BSF A K Mitra, who was here on a visit to the state, told reporters last night several issues relating to infiltration, joint patrolling and border fencing would be discussed in the meeting with his Bangladesh countepart.

''The BSF will forward intelligence reports of militant camps allegedly operating from Bangladesh,'' Mr Mitra said.

The presence of militant camps had so far been denied by the Bangladesh government. Bangladesh had also denied any infiltration from its territory to India.

''We will try to find an amicable solution to the objections raised during fencing of the border and in certain developmental activities during the meeting,'' he said.

Matters relating to joint patrolling in the border areas to check infiltration and relocation of border villages would also be taken up in the meeting,'' he said.

India shares 4,096-km-long porous border with Bangladesh.

Infiltration, movement of terrorists, construction of border roads and river embankments and smuggling are the major issues which have resulted in frequent skirmishes between security guards of both the countries.

UNI RB PL LS HT1557

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