Shillong, Nov 21 (UNI) The biennial meeting between the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR), slated for Dhaka tomorrow, has been postponed, a BSF official said today.
The meeting, supposedly to be attended by the Inspector Generals of BSF from the three different frontiers, was cancelled due to general elections in Bangladesh, scheduled on December 18, next.
''The BDR officials have conveyed to us over phone expressing regret to host the meeting at this point of time due to the coming general elections,'' Inspector General of BSF Assam, Meghalaya and Nagaland Frontier, P K Mishra told UNI here.
''No fresh schedule has been fixed as yet,'' he said.
Earlier, the officials of the Indian Frontier Guards were supposed to raise the serial bombings across India, allegedly perpetrated by Bangladesh-based Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI) activists, with the BDR officials, besides other issues pertaining to cross-border crimes, installation of border fencing and handing over top Indian-based insurgents hiding in Bangladesh.
On August this year, BSF Chief A K Mitra handed over to his Bangladesh counterpart Maj Gen Shakil Ahmed a list of 110 insurgent camps, including those of ULFA, NSCN (I-M), NDFB, NLFT and other banned Indian outfits operating from Bangladeshi territory, complete with their addresses.
The BSF chief also demanded the repatriation of ULFA general secretary Anup Chetia, who had completed his jail term in Dhaka.
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