On the occasion of the 66th Republic Day celebration, troops of the Border Security Force (BSF), stationed along the India-Bangladesh border at Akhaura exchanged sweets with their Bangladeshi counterpart here.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Centre to complete fencing work along the Indo-Bangla border within three months to check cross-border influx of illegal Bangladesh nationals into Assam and streamline the process to deport them back.
Director General of BSF DK Pathak on Sunday reviewed the situation along the border in Tripura two days after a BSF jawan was lynched and another person killed in a clash between villagers and the border guards at South Ramnagar here, BSF sources said.
A second line of defence has been formed along the 856-km-long international border that Tripura shares with Bangladesh to prevent the entry of ultras into the country, a top Tripura police officer said on Thursday.
In bid to promote better relations between India and Bangladesh and to check smuggling at the border areas, BSF is planning to have border haats (markets) at four border intersections across India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal.
Top commanders of the border guarding forces of India and Bangladesh will meet to thrash out a number of issues including illegal crossing overs and migration to Indian side and smuggling of narcotics along the eastern frontier.
The country`s first `Wagah in the East`, along the Indo-Bangla border, will be thrown open to the public this Gandhi Jayanti when Home Ministers of both the countries will witness a historic cultural extravaganza.