India-Bangladesh border talks outdoors Delhi for 1st time


New Delhi, December 3

India and Bangladesh are expected to hold their Director General-level border talks in Guwahati later this month, the first time the biannual meeting will be held outside Delhi, official sources said.

The 51st edition of these high-level talks will be held between the Border Security Force (BSF) and its counterpart Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) beginning December 22. Discussions on curbing a variety of border crimes and enhancing cooperation between the two countries are expected to be held for four days.

Assam’s capital is the base for BSF’s Guwahati frontier headquarters, whose troops guard 495 km of the 4,096 km-long India-Bangladesh border that runs along the state and some parts of West Bengal.

This is the first time since these biannual talks began in 1993 that they are being held outside Delhi, the sources said. The meeting being held near the border may also give an opportunity for the brass of the two sides to jointly visit some border areas in Assam, they said . — PTI



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