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BSF-BGB first-ever virtual meet begins: talks on crime, fencing & terror activities

To stop criminal activities around bordering areas, the Border Security Force(BSF) and the Border Guard Bangladesh(BGB) began their first-ever virtual border management conference on Monday.

The discussion was held to deal with border crimes, erection of single-row border fencing besides Indian insurgent groups activities from Bangladesh territory.

According to officials, the four-day BSF-BGB Border Co-ordination Conference (BCC) would adopt certain strategies to curb trans-border crimes, smuggling of various contraband and cattle, fake Indian currency notes, and pending developmental works along the frontiers of the two neighbours.

The Inspector-General of three frontiers – Tripura, Meghalaya and Mizoram & Cachar Frontier – and BGB officials of the South-East and North-East region took part in the BCC. Senior officials of Bangladesh’s Foreign Affairs and Home Affairs Ministries also took part in the meet.

“After discussion in a free and open atmosphere, both the leaders of the delegation would amicably resolve all the bilateral issues to achieve the common goal of establishing peace and tranquillity along the international border,” a BSF statement said.

The statement further said that embarking on the path of ‘confidence-building measures’, the two border guarding forces of India and Bangladesh have been forging ahead in their ever-growing friendly association by participating in Inspectors General BSF-Region Commanders BGB level BCC biannually as per the traditions.

The statement said that over the past few years, BSF and BGB have jointly cemented their friendly relationship and acquired new heights in mutual trust and cooperation by resolving all border issues through meaningful dialogues.

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