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Border talks begins in Delhi Monday


The Border guard Bangladesh (BGB) will have a meeting with Indian Border Security Force (BSF) in New Delhi on Monday.
BGB DG Maj Gen Aziz Ahmed will lead a 22-member Bangladesh delegation while his counterpart BSF DG Devendra Kumar Pathak a 24- member delegation in the border talks, scheduled to end on Thursday after signing a Joint Record of Discussion (JRD).The Bangladesh delegation led by Maj Gen Aziz Ahmed has already flew to New Delhi on Sunday. The formal talks are expected to start at BSF headquarters at about 10:00 am in New Delhi on Monday by finalising agenda for discussion in the conference.
Incidents of killing of Bangladeshi nationals along the border will be given top priority from the Bangladesh side, while issues related to border security, including illegal trespass into Bangladesh territory, smuggling of firearms, ammunition and explosives as well as contraband narcotics items into Bangladesh from India through 4,000 km frontier are expected to be also high on the agenda at the conference.
The border guards of the two neighboring countries sit in top level meeting two times every year. The last meeting was held in Dhaka on December 29  last year.
The BGB DG Maj Gen Aziz Ahmed is scheduled to make a courtesy call on to Indian Home Minister and Home Secretary on Thursday.
Besides, Maj Gen Aziz Ahmed is expected to take salute of the march past of BSF Sub-inspectors’s training closing session on August 7. This is for the first time that DG BGB got invitation to attend the such kind of function as the chief guest.
The Bangladesh delegatiuon will return home on Saturday next. – News Desk


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