SHILLONG, June 11 � After the recent bonhomie between India and Bangladesh, three frontiers of the Border Security Force and Border Guard Bangladesh concluded a three-day meeting here yesterday to foster bilateral understanding between the border guards of the two nations.
Both the sides raised issues of mutual concern during the first day of the meeting. While the BSF raised issues related to cross border infiltration of militants and other anti-India elements from Bangladesh, the Bangladeshi delegation raised the issue of Indians firing upon Bangladeshi citizens along the border.
The 21-member Bangladesh delegation was led by the Region Commander, North East Sector, Md Latiful Haider and held meeting at the Meghalaya Frontier headquarters of the BSF with Inspector General Sudesh Kumar, IG Tripura Frontier BN Sharma and Mizoram-Cachar Frontier IG Dinesh Upadhyaya.
�The BGB raised the issue of local Khasi residents firing upon Bangladeshis. We have also raised the issue of Bangladeshi residents sneaking into Indian territory and stealing livestock and agricultural products,� a senior BSF official said.
Both sides agreed the joint patrolling mechanism has to be strengthened so that anti-socials from both sides do not take advantage at the international borders.