NEW DELHI, Aug 6 - India and Bangladesh today agreed to deploy Quick Reaction Teams to thwart illegal infiltration and criminal activities across the international border, besides stepping up joint patrolling in vulnerable areas.
Reiterating the need for effective implementation of the Coordinated Border Management Plan for better border management, the Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) agreed to prevent cross-border criminal activities and �irregular movement�.
A joint statement was signed at the end of the conference of DGs of BSF and BGB. Director General of BGB, Major General Aziz Ahmed led a 22-member Bangladesh delegation to India to jointly chair the 41st Border Coordination Conference.
The 24-member Indian delegation was led by DG, BSF DK Pathak. The two delegations comprised senior officials of Ministries of Home Affairs, Foreign Affairs, Department of Narcotics Control, National Investigation Agency, Joint River Commission, Department of Land Record and Survey and senior officers of BSF and BGB.
The two forces agreed to deploy Quick Reaction Teams and educating border population about sanctity of the international border.
Appreciating the cooperation extended by the BGB against the Indian insurgent groups based in Bangladesh, the BSF DG sought further cooperation from BGB for taking action against insurgent groups and safe release of Indian nationals abducted by such groups.
The BGB DG said, �Bangladesh does not allow its soil to be used by any entity or element hostile to any country,�