AGARTALA, March 3 � Aiming to enhance the mutual understanding in guarding Indo-Bangla border, the Director General (DG) level meeting of BSF and Bangladesh Border Guards (BBG) will be commencing in Delhi on March 8.
As part of �homework� BSF Director General (DG) Raman Srivastava on Thursday visited the State to know the ground reality in Tripura, which shares 856 km international border with Bangladesh.
Besides holding meeting with top BSF officials of Tripura Frontier, the DG visited some border areas to inspect the ongoing work of barbed wire fencing along the Indo-Bangla border. During the visit, the DG also met Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and had a closed -door meeting where overall situation along the border was discussed threadbare.
Later talking to reporters, Srivastava said that both BSF and its Bangladesh counterpart have been working in a cordial manner. �They have already pushed back some insurgent leaders to Indian authority,� he pointed out.
Srivastava said that all the issues including trans-border crime and smuggling will come up in the upcoming BSF-BBG meeting scheduled for March 8. �We will submit a list of anti-Indian elements hiding in Bangladesh soil to BBG authority in the DG level six-day meeting. In turn, they are also expected to submit the same to BSF,� he said. On possibility of handing over NLFT Surpremo Biswamohan Debbarma and ATTF boss Ranjit Debbarma to Indian authority, the DG said, �We are working closely on it.�
Srivastava said that unfenced Indo-Bangla border would be fenced on a war-footing to prevent trans-border movement of insurgent from across the border. �We have approached the Bangladesh authority to allow erection of single-line fencing at Zero Line in some patches of Indo-Bangla border,� he said adding that the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had already sanctioned to go for flood lighting in 718-km Indo-Bangla border out of total 856 km.