Process of creation of NRC completely an internal affair of Indian government: BGB DG

Director General of Border Guards Bangladesh, BGB Major General Shafeenul Islam has said that the process of creation of the National Register of Citizens, NRC is completely an internal affair of the Indian government.

Briefing media in New Delhi, Major General Islam said, cooperation between the border guarding forces of the two countries is very good and the BGB will continue to work to prevent illegal crossings into India.

A BGB delegation, led by Major General Islam is on a bilateral visit to India to hold six day-long DG-level border talks with their counterparts. The talks began on Thursday.

Replying to a question on the recent killing of a BSF jawan by a BGB trooper along the India-Bangladesh International Border in West Bengal, the BGB DG said it was unfortunate, unwarranted and unexpected incident. He said, an inquiry is still on and BGB will take necessary steps.

Director-General of Border Security Force, BSF V K Johri said the incident was unwarranted and unfortunate and that there are lessons to be learnt. He said, BSF is preparing a detailed standard operating procedure in the wake of this incident that took place along the riverine border along Bangladesh.

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