South Dinajpur (West Bengal), Sep 9 (ANI): In a bid to strengthen relations between neighbouring countries, paramilitary personnel of both India and Bangladesh met today for coordinated patrolling at vulnerable locations to thwart border crimes in West Bengal’s South Dinajpur district.
Troops of Border Security Forces (BSF) and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) along with their senior officials were seen inspecting susceptible locations.
The objective of this patrolling was to foster ties between the two countries and to prevent any untoward incidents at the border areas.
Giving details of the meet, Deputy Inspector General (DIG), Malda sector, Border Security Force, Jaswant Singh said that the patrolling would not only foster border management but would also send a strong signal to the criminals and anti-national elements.
“Today, the officials of BGB have come from Bangladesh to discus the border issues, we had a fruitful meeting. We discussed about the various border issues and about the activities, which take place at the border areas. The meeting was initiated for the people and also to strengthen the relations of both India and Bangladesh,” said Singh.
Singh also said that the meeting with BGB was productive.
“The security forces of both countries meet for the improvement of the border area and today’s meeting was fruitful and discussed the issues relating to the development of the border area,” said Singh.
He also said that that fence breaching by locals of both countries has become a matter of serious concern.
Traditional economic and cultural links between India and Bangladesh have been greatly enhanced with Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina visiting India in January, 2010 followed by a return visit by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in September 2011. (ANI)