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Indo-Bangla border meet ends on high note

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AIZAWL, Jan 22 � An Indo-Bangladesh border meeting was held today at the border town of Mamit, Mizoram Additional Home Secretary Lalbiakzama, who led the Indian delegation, said.

Lalbiakzama said over phone from Mamit that issues like abduction by insurgent groups hiding in Bangladesh and illegal infiltration into India were discussed in the meeting.

He said other issues like drug trafficking, arms smuggling and movement of insurgents were also deliberated on.

The two sides agreed to continue the talks and also remain in contact over e-mail and telephone to ensure better cooperation between the two countries.

The Indo-Bangladesh border meeting was held following a meeting of Union Home Secretary and his Bangladeshi counterpart in New Delhi in October, 2012 in which the two neighbouring countries agreed to have better cooperation and increase the volume of border trade.

Today�s meeting was attended by DCs and SPs of Mamit, Lunglei and Lawngtlai districts, Commandants of two BSF battalions, senior officials from Revenue and Trade and Commerce departments, while the Bangladeshi delegation comprised of DCs and SPs of Rangamati and Bandarban, Director of 25 Border Guard battalion and other senior officials. � PTI

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Indo-Bangla border meet ends on high note

AIZAWL, Jan 22 � An Indo-Bangladesh border meeting was held today at the border town of Mamit, Mizoram Additional Home Secretary Lalbiakzama, who led the Indian delegation, said.

Lalbiakzama said over phone from Mamit that issues like abduction by insurgent groups hiding in Bangladesh and illegal infiltration into India were discussed in the meeting.

He said other issues like drug trafficking, arms smuggling and movement of insurgents were also deliberated on.

The two sides agreed to continue the talks and also remain in contact over e-mail and telephone to ensure better cooperation between the two countries.

The Indo-Bangladesh border meeting was held following a meeting of Union Home Secretary and his Bangladeshi counterpart in New Delhi in October, 2012 in which the two neighbouring countries agreed to have better cooperation and increase the volume of border trade.

Today�s meeting was attended by DCs and SPs of Mamit, Lunglei and Lawngtlai districts, Commandants of two BSF battalions, senior officials from Revenue and Trade and Commerce departments, while the Bangladeshi delegation comprised of DCs and SPs of Rangamati and Bandarban, Director of 25 Border Guard battalion and other senior officials. � PTI