Indian officials including district heads and officials from Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) received the 25-member delegation at Akhaura checkpost (between India and Bangladesh). The Bangladeshi delegation consists of heads of those four districts of Bangladesh that share border with Tripura.

Both the countries have decided to take necessary steps to prevent trans-border crimes such as illegal trespassing, trafficking of women and children, smuggling of drugs and narcotics.

A visiting member, Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Bangladesh’s Moulvibazar area, Md Kamrul Hasan said for the first time such initiative has been taken and hopefully such talks would continue in the future too.

Recently, both the countries had conducted joint patrolling along the Indo-Bangla border to check cross-border movement of Indian insurgents.

A joint statement signed by both the sides on January 10 stated that the Indian side raised issues about the presence of banned National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) in Chittagong Hill Tracts of the neighbouring country and about NLFT engaged in kidnapping and extortions in the bordering areas in India side.

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