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India to help in restructuring BDR

India on Wednesday assured Bangladesh that any “recalcitrant elements” of the BDR will not be allowed to enter the country and offered all possible help in restructuring of the paramilitary force there.

delhi Updated: Apr 01, 2009 15:03 IST

India on Wednesday assured Bangladesh that any “recalcitrant elements” of the BDR will not be allowed to enter the country and offered all possible help in restructuring of the paramilitary force there.

“We have expressed our full support to the Bangladesh government and BDR in restructuring the force. We will ensure that BDR recalcitrant elements do not enter into India at any cost and if any one caught we would hand them over to Bangladesh,” BSF Director General M L Kumawat said during a joint press conference with his BDR counterpart.

BDR chief Brigadier-General Mainul Islam requested the BSF to continue the “prudence and wisdom” shown at the borders since the bloody mutiny of February 25 and 26 by rebel troops of the paramilitary in which 58 Army officers were killed.

“The BSF has shown prudence and wisdom during the (BDR mutiny) crisis. It has been dealing the whole matter with wisdom and we expect them to do so in the future,” Islam told reporters here.

Islam, who led a six-member delegation for 29th Border Coordination Conference, was speaking after signing a Joint Record of Discussions with Kumawat in New Delhi.

“The saddest episode ever happened in world took place in Bangladesh... no BDR jawan could dare to cross the border into India as the BSF showed wisdom,” Islam said while expressing his gratitude for India’s support and cooperation during the recent crisis,“ he said.