India, Bangladesh border forces to coordinate efforts to curb border crimes

The five-day Director General (DG) level Border Coordination Conference (BCC) between India's Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) will streamline mechanisms to jointly curb diverse trans-border crimes and timely sharing of information between both border guarding forces, a BSF official said

Dec 21, 2020
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The five-day Director General (DG) level Border Coordination Conference (BCC) between India's Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) will streamline mechanisms to jointly curb diverse trans-border crimes and timely sharing of information between both border guarding forces, a BSF official said.

According to a senior official of the BSF, the BC  would also deliberate on developmental and infrastructure works, joint efforts for effective implementation of Coordinated Border Management Plan (CBMP) and Confidence Building Measures (CBMs).

The 51st DG level BCC between the BSF and BGB would also review the ongoing strategies and further improve it for the better coordination between both border guarding forces deployed along the 4,096-km frontiers, including 1,116 km of riverine boundary, of the two neighbours.

Five Indian states - West Bengal (2,216 km), Tripura (856 km), Meghalaya (443 km), Mizoram (318 km) and Assam (263 km) - share 4,096-km border with Bangladesh.

BSF Chief Rakesh Asthana and BGB Director General Major General Md Shafeenul Islam, will lead their respective delegations in the meet, where Inspector Generals of BSF's six of the nine frontiers would participate.

The last BSF-BGB BCC was held from September 16-19 this year in Dhaka.

(IANS)

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