Vow to fight cross-border terrorism
Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) and Indian Border Security Force (BSF) yesterday held their first round of annual talks in New Delhi on issues including joint patrolling of 46 difficult areas, prevention of cross-border movement of terrorists and trafficking of humans and drugs.
The director general (DG)-level talks between the two border security forces, the first since the mutiny at the Pilkhana BDR headquarters, also included issues like joint management of border pillars, fencing within 150 metres of the international border and smuggling, official sources said.
BDR DG Maj Gen Mainul Islam led the Bangladesh side and BSF DG M L Kumawat the Indian delegation.
The Bangladesh delegation is expected to return today after a three-day visit to India. The minutes of the meeting will be signed today, followed by a press conference by Mainul and Kumawat.