Thursday, September 17th, 2020
Talks between heads of Bangladesh, India border forces begin
September 17th, 2020 at 2:45 pm
Talks between heads of Bangladesh, India border forces begin

By Our Correspondent in Dhaka

Heads of the border forces from Bangladesh and India began their annual talks in Dhaka Thursday for better management of their frontiers resolving contentious issues.

Border Guard Bangladesh chief Major General Md Shafeenul Islam is leading a 13-member delegation at the conference began at the BGB headquarters in Dhaka.

The India side is being led by Border Security Force chief Rakesh Asthana. He is leading a six-member delegation of his country, according to a press release issued by the BGB headquarters on  

The conference will conclude with the signing of a Joint Record of Discussions (JRD) on September 19.

Bangladesh is likely to raise the issue of killing of civilians by the BSF force on the border as both sides earlier agreed not to use lethal weapons on the border. The prevention of cross-border smuggling of goods will also be featured in the meeting, according to officials.   

Earlier, the BGB-BSF talks between the chiefs were postponed on September 13 as the BSF delegation could not reach Dhaka due to a technical glitch in their aircraft.