The 50thDirector General Level Border Co-ordination Conference between BSF (India) and BGB (Bangladesh) will be organized byBGB at Dhaka, Bangladesh w.e.f. 16th to 19th September 2020.
During this conference, BSF delegation of India ledby Shri Rakesh Asthana, Director General, BSFwill meet BGB delegation headed by MdShafeenul Islam, ndc,psc, Director General, Border Guard Bangladesh.
The conference is being organized to discuss the border related issues and for better coordination between both border guardingforces.
During the course of conference, discussions will be held on how to jointly curb the various trans-border crimes and timely sharing of information between both the Border Guarding Forces. Further, there will be deliberations on developmental and infrastructural works, joint efforts for effective implementation of Co-ordinated Border Management Plan (CBMP) and Confidence Building Measures (CBMs).
The last BSF-BGB Border Co-ordination Conference was held from25th to 30th Dec 2019 at New Delhi (India).
ORIGIN OF DG LEVEL BSF-BGB BORDER COORDINATION CONFERENCE
The Joint India-Bangladesh guidelines for Border Authorities – 1975 envisage that there should be frequent contacts between the border authorities of the two concerned countries to discuss the matters of immediate administrative concern.
An Indian delegation under leadership of Shri Ashwani Kumar, former Director General of BSF and the Bangladesh delegation under the leadership of Major General Quazi Golam Dastgir, former Director General BDR (now BGB) met at Kolkata on 02nd December 1975 for the first time to discuss mutual border problems. Since then, the meetings between DG BSF and DG BGB were held annually alternatively in India and Bangladesh till 1993.
During discussions between the Home Secretaries of India and Bangladesh that were held at Dhaka (Bangladesh) from Oct 7th to 9th, 1993, it was agreed that the Director General level meetings between BSF and BGB, were to be a bi-annual event. In the agreed summary of discussions during the said meeting, it was emphasized that problems in the areas of mutual interests and concerns could be progressively resolved through close contacts and continuing meaningful dialogue at various levels. Accordingly, DG BSF and DG BGB have been holding Border Coordination meetings twice a year alternatively at Delhi and Dhaka and joint record of discussions of these meetings are forwarded to Ministry of Home Affairs after each suchmeeting.