The four-day conference between the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Indian Border Security Force (BSF) will end on Saturday with the signing of a Joint Record of Discussions (JRD).
BGB Director General (DG) Major General Md Shafeenul Islam and his counterpart BSF DG Rakesh Asthana will brief the media at 9:55 am on the day regarding the development of the biannual meeting, reads a statement.
BGB sources said the meeting have discussed issues relating to shooting, killing and injuring the unarmed Bangladeshi nationals along the border, smuggling of phensedyl, hemp, liquor, yaba, viagra, senegra tablets, and other narcotic drugs from the other side of the border to Bangladesh.
Smuggling of weapons, ammunition and explosives, detaining and picking up Bangladeshi citizens, crossing the border illegally, forcing people to enter Bangladesh and pushing mentally unbalanced Indian nationals into Bangladesh were also discussed on the first two days of the meeting.
Besides, some other issues including developmental construction work within 150 yards of the border, protecting riverbanks along the border between the two countries, constructing a visitor gallery at Banglabandha Integrated Check Post, conducting joint patrols for the implementation of Coordinated Border Management Plan were discussed at the conference.
The arrangement of regular regional or frontier level meetings, conducting hill flying training and operations in the hilly regions and the ways to enhance mutual communications and friendship between two border forces were also addressed.
The DG-level discussion among the border forces of the two neighbouring countries formally started on Thursday at the BGB headquarters at Pilkhana in Dhaka, with a greater focus on border killing and cross-border crimes, including drug smuggling.
A 13-member Bangladeshi delegation led by the BGB DG and a six-member Indian delegation headed by the BSF DG joined the 50th BGB-BSF DG-level talks.
The conference was postponed on September 13 as the BSF delegation failed to reach Dhaka due to a technical glitch in their aircraft that was carrying them.