South Asians for Human Rights

Promoting Democracy, Upholding Human Rights

A six-day summit-level conference of the border forces of Bangladesh and India begins Sunday at the BGB Headquarters in Dhaka, in the wake of some major developments on the diplomatic front, especially the signing of a historic border-demarcation deal between the two government.
It’s going to be the first major event after the summit talks between the two countries, led by the two premiers—Sheikh Hasina and Manmohan Singh.  The Bangladesh-India Land Boundary agreement, apart from some other deals—bar the much-sought-after one on Teesta water sharing– was signed during Singh’s September 6-7 Dhaka trip.
BGB Public Relations Officer Mohammad Mohsin Saturday said the agenda of discussion include the killing of innocents by BSF on the frontier, infiltration into Bangladesh, arrest and kidnapping by BSF, preventing smuggling, facing terrorists, progress report on integrated border-management planning.
Sree Raman Sree Bastab, director-general of BSF, and his wife will reach Dhaka with a 21-member team on September 25 (Sunday).
The BSF team will include higher officials of BSF Headquarters, Frontier IG, officials concerned of Home and Foreign affairs of the Indian government.
BGB Director-General Major-General Anwar Hossain will lead a 23-member host side at the talks. His team will include BGB deputy director, director (operation & training), sector commanders concerned, officials of Home Ministry, Foreign Ministry, the Department of Land Record and Survey and Joint River Commission.
The conference will end on September 30 with the signing of Joint Record of Discussions (JRD).