Sushanta Talukdar

Shillong coordination meeting to discuss border management

  • BSF seeks extradition of ULFA leaders
  • To Focus on illegal migration, training and shelter by Bangladesh to Indian insurgent groups

    GUWAHATI: The Border Security Force and Bangladesh Rifles have begun discussions on a ceremonial BSF-BDR retreat in Agartala, on the lines of the one held at Wagha, as part of confidence-building measures.

    The two forces are also discussing issues of effective border management at the bi-annual coordination meeting between the BSF Inspector-General and the BDR Deputy Director-General, which began in Shillong on Tuesday.

    Illegal migration, training and shelter by Bangladesh to Indian insurgent groups, supply of arms to anti-national elements, trans-border crimes and extradition of jailed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) leader Anup Chetia to India would be raised at the three-day meeting, the BSF said.

    The BDR agreed to take up with the Bangladesh Government the extradition of Chetia, a BSF official informally told reporters in the midst of the meeting.