BSF-BGB talks to focus on coordinated border management plan


GUWAHATI: The 51st Director General-level border coordination conference between the Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) will be organised in Assam starting from December 22.

Rakesh Asthana, Director-General of BSF will lead the delegation, and Major General Md Shafeenul Islam, Director-General of BGB.

The five-day conference aims to discuss border-related issues and to enable better coordination between both the border guarding forces.

“The conference will focus on addressing and streamlining mechanisms on how to jointly curb various trans-border crimes and timely sharing of information between both border guarding forces. There will be deliberations on development and infrastructure work, joint efforts for effective implementation of the Coordinated Border Management Plan (CBMP) and Confidence-Building Measures (CBMs),” a statement issued here stated.

The coordination meetings between DG BSF and DG BGB were held annually alternatively in India and Bangladesh till 1993 and thereafter held twice a year alternatively in Delhi and Dhaka.

The previous BSF-BGB border coordination conference was held at Dhaka (Bangladesh) in September this year.

The Joint India-Bangladesh guidelines for Border Authorities—1975 envisage that there should be frequent contacts between the border authorities of the two concerned countries to discuss the matters of immediate administrative concern.

(Edited by Laxmi Chyrmang)