Five-day DG level confce of BGB, BSF begins today
Published : Tuesday, 11 June, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 609
A five-day Director-General level conference of Bangladesh Border Guard (BSF) and Border Security Force (BSF) of India begins at BGB Pilkhana headquarters in the capital today.
This will be the 48th DG-level conference between the two sides since 1975.
Border Security Force (BSF) chief R.K. Mishra will lead a 10-member delegation to the conference.
The delegation will have officials from the Union Home Ministry, which is the controlling authority of the BSF, and anti-narcotics agencies, and a diplomat from the Indian High Commission in Dhaka.
A 19-member BGB delegation, led by Director General (DG) Maj Gen Md Shafeenul Islam, will also be briefed about the frequent instances of smuggling of fake Indian currency notes, variety of narcotics, cattle and other related crimes, the officials said.
India will take up issues such as BSF personnel being attacked by Bangladeshi criminals in border areas and those related to cross-frontier smuggling during the traditional bi-annual meeting between the two sides between June 11 and June 15, the officials quoting Indian side said.