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India, Bangladesh senior officials discuss steps to curb border crimes

IANS
Mar 20, 2013 at 03:30am IST

New Delhi: Senior officials of India and Bangladesh's border forces on Tuesday held talks on issues like trans-border smuggling, fencing of open patches, and encouraging confidence building measures.

As part of border coordination conference, a 27-member delegation of Border Security Force (BSF) led by its Director General Subhash Joshi met the visiting 23-member delegation of Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) led by its chief, Major-Gen. Aziz Ahmed here.

The conference took place at BSF headquarters and the forces discussed several issues like movement of locals and criminals across the border, and smuggling.

India, Bangladesh discuss steps to curb border crimes

Joint survey and fencing of unfenced patches and how to increase confidence building measures were also discussed, the statement said.

"Trans-border crime committed by criminals on both sides of the border, prevention of smuggling of fake Indian currency, cattle and contraband, prevention of illegal migration and infiltration were discussed," said a statement issued by the BSF.

Joint survey and fencing of unfenced patches and how to increase confidence building measures were also discussed, the statement said.

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