The border tension brewing since Saturday's Akhaura skirmishes has simmered down following discussions between Dhaka and New Delhi at diplomatic and other planes, said Foreign Minister M Morshed Khan on Wednesday. India has already pulled away the extra war muscle it built up along the border after the April 16 BDR-BSF shootout that killed a Bangladeshi girl and a BSF company commander. India, however, has decided to speed up fencing along its border with Bangladesh to complete it as early as possible, reports our New Delhi correspondent. Talking to the press yesterday afternoon, Foreign Minister Morshed Khan termed the Akhaura incident unfortunate and regrettable, and said, "I believe the tension is now defused and hope it will not escalate again." Khan said the state ministers for home affairs and the chiefs of border guards of Bangladesh and India had fruitful talks by telephone and both sides have agreed to take steps to remove tension and maintain peace and harmony along the border.