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India, Bangladesh border forces discuss issues

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  25 July 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Agartala, July 24: A four-day long Inspector General level meeting between the Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) began here on Sunday to discuss and resolve border issues between the two neighbouring countries. A 21-member delegation of BGB led by its Chittagong sector Regiol Director Brigadier General Mohammad Habibul Karim arrived here for the meeting with BSF led by Tripura frontier Inspector General J.B. Sangwan.

"Currently relation between the two border guards is excellent. We are cooperating with each other to deal with any border related issues. Except some minor issues, no major problems exists along the India-Bangladesh borders now," Karim told the media at the Akhaura checkpost. "Border crimes, smuggling, erection of fencing at zero point in certain places along the border, cross-border movement of inimical elements would be discussed in the meeting," a BSF official said. "Such meetings to resolve pending border issues happen routinely both in India and Bangladesh after a regular interval," the official added. Tripura (856 km), Assam (263 km), Meghalaya (443 km), Mizoram (318 km) -- share a 1,880-km border with Bangladesh. (IANS)

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