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BDR Chief to visit India on Mar 7
Correspondent SHILLONG, FEB 25:
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Published on 25 Feb. 2010 10:48 PM IST
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Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) Chief Brigadier General, Moinul Hossain is scheduled to visit India on March 7 to discuss border issues between the two neighbouring countries, Border Security Force (BSF) Chief Raman Srivastava said today. The visit of the BDR chief assumed significance following the recent border skirmishes between the two border guards creating tensions along the Indo-Bangla border in Meghalaya. Srivastava, who visited and assessed the border areas in Assam and Meghalaya, said that the BSF will raise the recent “unprovoked firing” by the BDR. About 100 odd families, especially those with women and children have moved out of Muktapur, Amki, Amlympiang, Amsynram and other villages along the Indo-Bangla border following February 14 firing. Muktapur is about 20 km east of Pyrdiwah village, which was forcibly occupied by BDR in 2001 for days, claiming it as part of Bangladesh before being forced to retreat. “Though the recent incident in a Muktapur Meghalaya) was a minor one but we would not like anyone to take advantage of the boundary between the two countries,” Srivastava told reporters here. He said that he would also visit Muktapur area tomorrow to get the first hand information on the ground situation. On February 4 and 14, BDR troops fired at the BSF along the Indo-Bangla border at Muktapur. In fact, the BDR personnel had even intruded inside India. One of the BDR jawan was detained by the BSF but later was released Muktapur is about 20 km east of Pyrdiwah village, which was forcibly occupied by BDR in 2001 for days, claiming it as part of Bangladesh before being forced to retreat. Srivastava said that India and Bangladesh will start the talk process on reestablishing of boundary line between the two countries by the Joint Working Group to be held in April.

 
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