54th Director General Level Border Coordination Conference between BSF and BGB Held in Dhaka

Border guarding forces of India and Bangladesh convened for the 54th Directors General level Coordination Conference from March 5th to March 9th, 2024, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Leading the Indian delegation was Shri Nitin Agrawal, IPS, DG BSF, while the Bangladesh delegation was headed by Major General Mohammad Ashrafuzzaman Siddiqui, OSP, BSP, SUP, ndc, psc, M. Phil, Director General Border Guard Bangladesh.


These biannual DG level talks serve as a crucial platform for enhancing cooperation and addressing border-related issues between the two nations. India and Bangladesh, rooted in a shared civilizational heritage, engage in comprehensive discussions spanning various aspects of border management and cooperation.


Key agenda points from the BSF included prevention against attacks on BSF personnel and Indian civilians by Bangladesh-based criminals, joint efforts to combat trans-border crimes, and addressing issues related to Indian insurgent groups in Bangladesh. On the other hand, BGB focused on preventing border violations, enhancing border infrastructure, and promoting water sharing initiatives.


After extensive discussions, both sides reaffirmed their commitment to resolving border issues through constructive engagements. They emphasized the importance of joint patrols, public awareness programs, and real-time information sharing to minimize incidents of violence and ensure the safety of border personnel.


Furthermore, both parties underscored the significance of the Coordinated Border Management Plan (CBMP) in combating trans-border crimes and human trafficking. They pledged to share real-time information and cooperate in rescuing and rehabilitating victims of human trafficking.


In a spirit of goodwill, agreements were reached on developmental works within 150 yards of the international border. Additionally, BSF agreed to BGB’s proposal for constructing memorials for martyred freedom fighters as a gesture of friendship.


Both sides expressed satisfaction with the outcomes of the conference and reiterated their commitment to joint efforts for maintaining peace and tranquility along the border. They agreed to convene the next DG level conference in New Delhi, India, tentatively scheduled for September/October 2024. This ongoing dialogue reflects the enduring commitment of India and Bangladesh to fostering mutual understanding and cooperation along their shared border.



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