POST TIME: 4 September, 2018 00:00 00 AM
BGB-BSF DG-level conference begins in New Delhi

BGB-BSF DG-level conference begins in New Delhi

A director general (DG)-level conference of BGB-BSF yesterday began in Indian capital New Delhi, which is scheduled to go on till September 8, reports BSS. Curtain of the conference was raised at 4pm (Indian time) at Chawla Camp of the Border Security Force (BSF) in New Delhi. Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) DG Major General Md Shafeenul Islam is leading a 14-member Bangladesh delegation, including representatives from Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the conference.

BSF DG KK Sharma, IPS, is leading a 20-member Indian delegation including BSF senior officials, inspector general of different BSF frontiers, representatives from Indian home and foreign ministries. The conference agendas include incidents of shooting at unarmed Bangladeshi civilians along the border of two brotherly nations, smuggling of arms, ammunition, drugs, detention of Bangladeshis, infiltration into Bangladesh, construction of audience gallery on both sides of the border to witness joint retreat ceremony, increasing border of crime free zone, protection of banks of rivers along the border and taking necessary steps to further increase mutual trust between the two frontier forces.

The BGB chief, during the visit, will pay courtesy calls on Indian home minister and secretary. A joint record of discussions (JRD) will be penned on September 7.

Meanwhile, a seven-member delegation of Shimanto Poribar Kalyan Samity (SPKS) headed by its chairperson Shoma Islam also visiting India to further strengthen existing friendship between the two forces. The SPKS delegation will hold meeting with delegation from BSF Wives Welfare Association (BWWA) on issues related to mutual interests and will visit different activities.