Instructions have been given to launch operation against Indian insurgents using the soil of Bangladesh for carrying out “subversive” activities in India, a delegate for the ongoing two-day Indo-Bangla Joint Border Conference said on Friday.
“We were instructed to launch operations if any Indian insurgents use the soil of Bangladesh for causing subversive activities in Indian side. We have also conducted a number of operations against them,” Director of 54 Border Guard Battalion of Bangladesh Lt Colonel Kazi Mahamudunnabi said.
Bangladesh has decided to set up five more border outposts in the Chittagong Hill Tract areas bordering Dhalai district of Tripura for better vigil and stop cross border movement of insurgents, he said. Md Hasanujjamad Kallol, Deputy Commissioner of Comilla said, “We want proper sharing of water from the Gomati, which flows through Comilla.”
The 30-member Bangladesh team leader District Magistrate of Feni Humayan Kabir Khanderkar said, “We work at the district level and face various border-related issues and such meetings will help us to address them through dialogues.” The Bangladeshi team comprises five district magistrates, representatives of police, paramilitary forces and border guards.
From the Indian side, Dr Prashant Kumar Goyal, District Magistrate of Sipahijala said “We have discussed issues like joint border management, border smuggling, human trafficking, border crimes, infiltration and cross border movements of insurgents or terrorists.” “We pledged to cooperate with each other in this regard. Both side attached importance for better coordination in grassroots level to address the issues and improve relations between the two countries,” he said.
The conference is scheduled to end on January 10.