The BSF on Tuesday sent a delegation to the Border Coordination Conference with Bangladesh’s BGB to discuss improving coordination at the border to prevent the inflow of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) and also to iron out differences pertaining to cross-border criminal activities. Led by BSF Meghalaya Frontier chief PK Dubey, the 18-member delegation will hold meetings with Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) at Sylhet for four days from today, a BSF spokesperson said here.
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Frontier chiefs from Mizoram, Cachar and Tripura were also part of the team, he added. The BSF guards the international border with Bangladesh in at least four north-eastern states — Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura — and a huge consignment of fake currencies has been seized by it over the last five years.
The BGB delegation will be led by its Additional Director General Qazi Masroor Ullah and is expected to discuss smuggling of fake currency notes, insurgency on both sides of the border, besides the issues of common concern related to crimes and violations of the international border, the spokesperson said.
The conference is aimed at improving the ties and understanding between the two border-guarding forces, the spokesperson said, adding that such exercises in the past had helped improve border management and acted as confidence building measures between the two forces.