Inspectors General BSF, Region Commanders BGB level Border Co-ordination Conference from 11th Sept 2023 to 14 Sept 2023 concluded with the signing of the Joint Record of Discussion (JRD) document at Chattogram, Bangladesh. A six Members Indian delegation led by Shri Pradip Kumar, IPS, Inspector General, BSF Frontier Meghalaya participated in the conference. Delegation of Bangladesh was led by Excellency MD Shazedur Rahman, Additional Director General, Region Commander, South-East Region BGB, Chattogram.
During the conference, various issues of bilateral interest which would pave the way for enhancing the understanding and increased cooperation between both the Border Guarding Forces were discussed at length. Special emphasis was given to focused issues particularly insurgent activities, various trans-border crimes including smuggling of contraband items like drugs / narcotic substances, Border violations, pending infrastructural/developmental works and coordinated Border Management Plan (CBMP). Issues related to confidence building amongst the local population on either side with enhanced cooperation and understanding between the troops of both the border guarding forces were also discussed.
During the deliberations at the conference, leaders of both the delegations were able to jointly evolve viable solutions to various bilateral issues being confronted by both the Forces, while ensuring to create an environment of peace and tranquility along the international boundary and to further strengthening the bond of friendship, mutual trust and co-operation.
The head of the BSF delegation Shri Pradip Kumar, IPS, Inspector General, BSF Meghalaya Frontier conveyed his warm gratitude to the BD delegation for organizing the conference & making deliberations result orientated, which successfully concluded with agreements on issues of mutual interest.
The head of the BGB delegation MD Shazedur Rahman, Additional Director General, Region Commander, South-East Region BGB, Chattogram highlighted the sincere commitment of the Border Guards Bangladesh in maintaining peace and harmony along the International Boundary and strengthening the existing robust cordial relations between the two elite border guarding forces.
The Border Guarding Forces of India and Bangladesh have been scaling new heights in their ever-growing friendly relationship by participating in various coordination meetings at different levels including Inspectors General, BSF Region Commanders, BGB level Border Co-ordination Conference after every six months. Over the past few years, BSF & BGB have not only cemented their bond of friendship but have also embarked upon the high pedestals of mutual trust and Cooperation for resolving the bilateral border issues through meaningful dialogues at various command levels.