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IG Level BSF, BGB Coordination Meet Held

The IG level four-day border coordination conference of BSF and the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) which began on Tuesday to discuss various issues related to border management, ended on a Positive note, a BSF press release said.

The conference was held days after two Bangladeshi nationals were killed along the Indo-Bangla border in West Bengal’s Cooch Behar district during an operation by BSF to thwart an alleged cattle smuggling bid.

According to BSF, the ten-member Border Security Force delegation led by its South Bengal Frontier Inspector General Anurag Garg held talks with a ten-member BGB delegation.

Both sides discussed various issues related to border management and discussed the use of more non-lethal methods at the border.

“During the conference various issues of mutual interest were discussed for effective border management including joint efforts against trans-border crime, measures to check illegal cross border movement and better border guarding and management. Both the sides stressed the use of non-lethal methods in border management,” the BSF release said.

The 16th Border Coordination Conference of IG Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Region Commanderas was held in Shillong between November 23 and 26.

It aimed to further strengthen the friendship between the two Border Guarding Forces,” the BSF statement said.

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