India hands over list of 71 insurgents camps to Bangladesh

Bangladesh on Tuesday said it will take "necessary" steps on a list handed over by India on 71 insurgent camps being run in the country.

PTI| Last Updated: Aug 26, 2014, 20:28 PM IST

Dhaka: Bangladesh on Tuesday said it will take "necessary" steps on a list handed over by India on 71 insurgent camps being run in the country.

"We will check the list and take necessary steps," said Border Guard Bangladesh Director General Major General Aziz Ahmed after his return home from a five-day meeting with the Border Security Force in New Delhi.

The Border Co-ordination Conference between the two forces was held from August 20-25 during which India handed over a list of 71 insurgent camps it believes are being run in Bangladesh.

The BGB chief said India handed over the list after he denied that there were any such camps being operated inside the Bangladeshi territory.

Directors General of both the forces meet twice every year, with one meeting held in either country.

Ahmed said India also offered a proposal for joint training exercise between the BGB and the BSF for better coordination at the 4,000-kilometre-long porous border the two country shares.

"The joint training will focus on bomb disposal, dog handling and border management in officer and soldier levels," said Ahmed.

He said the BGB would send a team to India before the next Director General-level meeting in Dhaka in December.

Currently BGB officials go to India for taking training at different BSF academies.

The BSF has proposed joint training in addition to the current arrangements.