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BSF- BGB DG level border coordination conference ends with fruitful discussions

The 51st Director General level border coordination conference between Border Security Force (BSF) and Border guard Bangladesh (BGB) was held at Guwahati, India w.e.f 22nd December 2020. During the conference, BSF delegation was led by Mr. Rakesh Asthana, Director General, BSF and BGB delegation led by Major General Mr. Shafeenul Islam, BGBM (BAR), ndc, psc, Director General, BGB.

The conference commenced in the backdrop of 50th year of Independence of Bangladesh.

This conference yielded positive results, many important issues and constructive solutions were arrived at and fruitful discussions led to more streamlining of mechanisms to jointly curb various trans-border crimes.  Emphasis was laid upon sharing of information at the cutting edge level between both border guarding forces and expedition of developmental works, Coordinated Border Management Plan (CBMP) which are crucial for welfare of border population on both sides.

Further it was also mutually agreed to make all possible efforts to ensure peace & tranquility along the borders. Both sides shared commitment and expressed satisfaction over the outcome and reiterated full commitment in ensuring their effective implementation in a collaborative manner.

Some constructive decisions taken during the conference:-

(a)        Identification of vulnerable areas and conduct of Joint night patrols to prevent crime and nab criminals.

(b) Construction of Single Row Fence in priority patches.

(c) Enhanced vigilance and more coordinated actions to curb fence  breach cases have been agreed upon for a progressive approach towards effective implementation of the Coordinated Border Management Plan (CBMP) & Confidence Building Measures (CBMs).

(d) Apart from above BSF is planning a Series of events for entire coming year to celebrate 50th year of Independence of Bangladesh where war veterans and other eminent personalities will be felicitated by BSF.

Expressing satisfaction over the outcome of the conference, both delegation leaders reiterated their commitment to work jointly for maintaining peace, tranquility and security at the border, and agreed to hold the next DG level conference at Dhaka in the second week of April 2021.

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