India, B'desh border guards exchange fire
A flag meeting between BSF and BDR officials would be held on Thursday to discuss the matter.india Updated: Apr 13, 2006 01:45 IST
Heavy exchange of fire between Indian and Bangladeshi border guards was reported from Mekhligunge area along the international border in West Bengal on Wednesday.
There are no reports of any casualties.
Inspector General SR Tiwari of India's Border Security Force (BSF) said that the skirmish occurred at Kalsipara village, 67 kilometres from Tin Bigha in Cooch Behar district in the state.
About 250 rounds were fired by the BSF and Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) since the evening but there were no casualties, Tiwari said.
The cause for the fire exchange could be the setting up of a border outpost by the BSF in an area about 800 kilometre from Kolkata.
Tiwari said that a flag meeting between BSF and BDR officials would be held on Thursday to discuss the matter.
Two Indian villagers had been killed and four were injured when BDR troopers opened fire from across the border at Kakchipara in Cooch Behar district on March 28.
First Published: Apr 12, 2006 23:55 IST