Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) and Border
Security Forces (BSF) of India agreed to resolve all "outstanding
development issues" related to border security within the next month .
The border security forces of the two
neighboring countries also agreed on four other issues including identifying
areas of the border vulnerable to trans-border crime.
BSF Director General (DG) Ashish Kumar Mitra said that they had identified
border areas vulnerable to trans-border crime adding that BDR and BSF will
jointly patrol these areas.
BDR Director General Maj Gen Shakil Ahmed and the BSF director general revealed
the outcome of the five-day conference during joint a press briefing held at
the BDR headquarters at Pilkhana in city. The five-day BDR-BDF
director-general-level conference kicked off on August 20.
The BSF DG apologized for the July 18, 2008 incident at a border that left two BDR
The BSF DG also said that movement across
the border from sunset to sunrise is banned . Curfew like
situation remains at night and any violation is not acceptable.