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NEW DELHI, Sept 3 - A high-level meeting between the border forces of India and Bangladesh began here today where the two sides are expected to discuss action against insurgent groups and movement of displaced Rohingya, a senior BSF official said.

�The 47th border coordination conference, the DG-level talks between Border Security Force and Border Guard Bangladesh, began today,� a BSF spokesperson said.

The spokesperson had yesterday said India will take up issues like BSF personnel being attacked by Bangladeshi criminals and those related to cross-border smuggling.

It is expected that the two sides will also share updates about the movement of Rohingya in their respective jurisdictions.

A 13-member delegation of the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), led by its Director General�Maj Gen Md Shafeenul Islam, had arrived in India yesterday to hold the biannual talks with their counterparts � BSF � as part of their six-day tour.

The 13-member Border Security Force (BSF) side will be led by DG KK Sharma.

The biannual meeting comes at a time, the spokesperson had said, when relations between India and Bangladesh are at an all-time high. �Issues like preventing attacks on BSF personnel by Bangladeshi criminals, joint efforts to prevent trans-border crimes, action against Indian insurgent groups (operating from the other side) among others are part of the agenda for the DG-level talks,� he had said.

The�Dhaka-headquartered BGB is expected to take up issues like smuggling of various types of drugs/narcotics from Bangladesh and arrest or apprehension of Bangladeshi nationals by the BSF among others, the spokesperson said.

A joint record of discussion will be signed between the two forces on September 7. The visiting delegation is expected to return the next day. � PTI

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India, Bangla border forces begin talks

NEW DELHI, Sept 3 - A high-level meeting between the border forces of India and Bangladesh began here today where the two sides are expected to discuss action against insurgent groups and movement of displaced Rohingya, a senior BSF official said.

�The 47th border coordination conference, the DG-level talks between Border Security Force and Border Guard Bangladesh, began today,� a BSF spokesperson said.

The spokesperson had yesterday said India will take up issues like BSF personnel being attacked by Bangladeshi criminals and those related to cross-border smuggling.

It is expected that the two sides will also share updates about the movement of Rohingya in their respective jurisdictions.

A 13-member delegation of the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), led by its Director General�Maj Gen Md Shafeenul Islam, had arrived in India yesterday to hold the biannual talks with their counterparts � BSF � as part of their six-day tour.

The 13-member Border Security Force (BSF) side will be led by DG KK Sharma.

The biannual meeting comes at a time, the spokesperson had said, when relations between India and Bangladesh are at an all-time high. �Issues like preventing attacks on BSF personnel by Bangladeshi criminals, joint efforts to prevent trans-border crimes, action against Indian insurgent groups (operating from the other side) among others are part of the agenda for the DG-level talks,� he had said.

The�Dhaka-headquartered BGB is expected to take up issues like smuggling of various types of drugs/narcotics from Bangladesh and arrest or apprehension of Bangladeshi nationals by the BSF among others, the spokesperson said.

A joint record of discussion will be signed between the two forces on September 7. The visiting delegation is expected to return the next day. � PTI

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