A border coordination conference between Jessore and Rangpur regions commanders of BGB and frontier IGs of North Bengal, South Bengal and Guwahati frontiers of Indian BSF began on Friday at Siliguri in India.
Additional director general and region commander of South-West Region of Border Guard Bangladesh Nahidul Islam Khan, BSP, NDC, PSC, is leading a 12-member Bangladesh delegation, a BGB release said.
Region commanders of the BGB North-West Region, concerned sector commanders, staff officers and representatives from home and foreign ministries are taking part in the conference as part of Bangladesh delegation.
On the other hand, the 17-member Border Security Force delegation is being led by its South Bengal frontier inspector general Rajesh Mishra, IPS.
The two frontier forces of the two brotherly nations are scheduled to discuss shooting at unarmed Bangladeshis and subsequently killing them on border, detention of Bangladeshis, smuggling of drugs, arms and ammunition, illegal crossing of borders, raising of barbwire fences along the border, various development works within 150 yards of the border, organizing different sports competition between the members of the two forces to build trust among themselves and holding joint exercise in the conference which will end on August 6.
The Bangladesh delegation is scheduled to return home on August 6.
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