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BDR chief to visit New Delhi to thank Indian border guards

The chief of Bangladesh Rifles would visit New Delhi next week to thank the Border Security Force (BSF) for its cooperation after last month's savage mutiny at the paramilitary force's headquarter in Dhaka.

world Updated: Mar 26, 2009 13:47 IST

The chief of Bangladesh Rifles would visit New Delhi next week to thank the Border Security Force (BSF) for its cooperation after last month's savage mutiny at the paramilitary force's headquarter in Dhaka.

"I will go to New Delhi on March 30 on a three-day tour with a small delegation mainly to thank BSF for its cooperation during and after the Pilkhana carnage... We appreciate BSF's role which reflects the friendly relations the two countries have," brigadier general Mainul Islam told PTI on Wednesday.

He said the scheduled director general-level consultation between the two border forces would not have any specific agenda coming in an unusual situation.

He, however, said thrust of the meeting would be bilateral cooperation in preventing cross-border movement of terrorists and militants alongside trafficking of weapons, drugs, women and children.

Officials said a six-member BDR delegation including a home ministry official would visit Delhi and would return on April 1.

BDR sources earlier said despite the debacle, the Bangladeshi border guards were patrolling the frontline while they held routine flag meetings with their BSF counterparts in the zero lines.