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BSF, BGB resolve to tackle issues swiftly


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SHILLONG, April 30: A Sector Commander level coordination meeting between India’s Border Security Force (BSF) and its Bangladesh counterpart Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) was held at Gumaghat BOP in South West Khasi Hills, on Monday.
During the meeting, the commanders of both the forces discussed various border-related issues such as Coordinated Border Management Plan and other matters of mutual interest.
At the end of the conference, both sides expressed satisfaction over the meaningful and cordial discussions, reflecting friendly bilateral relationships between the two countries. It was agreed to implement the decisions taken more expeditiously.
The BSF delegation was led by Manoj Kumar Barnwal, DIG, Sector HQ BSF Shillong, while Md. Saiful Islam Chowdhury, Deputy Director General, Sector Commander BGB, Sylhet, Bangladesh, led the BGB delegates.
It is not known whether or not the issue of smuggling of sugar from Meghalaya to Bangladesh was discussed in the meeting.
Lately, questions have been raised on rampant smuggling of sugar from Meghalaya to Bangladesh.
This issue was also raised by many political parties during the campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections.


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