Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) has agreed to beef up security and construct at least 10 new border outposts (BOPs) on the India-Bangladesh border in order to curb militancy and crime related issues.
Officials of the Border Security Force (BSF) and BGB met for five days at the BSF’s Tripura frontier headquarters at Shalbagan, and discussed issues related to the international border. The five-member BGB delegation was led by Colonel Sajjad Hossain while the BSF team comprised Deputy Inspector General of Panisagar sector DK Sharma and DIG Rajeev Sinha of Teliamura Sector and senior officers. BSF’s Tripura frontier Deputy Inspector General and chief spokesman DS Bhati, while speaking to the media informed that the construction of new border outposts on the Indo-Bangla border in Tripura and Mizoram is under way. ‘BGB will also further tighten security along Tripura and Mizoram frontiers,’ he added.
‘The proposed BOPs in the mountainous Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) will help to tackle terrorism in the Northeastern states since most camps of Indian insurgent groups, including militants of Tripura, are located in Southeast Bangladesh’s CHT,’ he pointed out. The BSF officer further disclosed that both the counterparts agreed to increase vigil along the border to foil attempts by militants and other anti-national elements to disrupt internal peace.