Indo-Bangla nod to joint border patrols

Guwahati: In a significant move, India and Bangladesh have decided to jointly patrol their international border to prevent the movement of separatists, as also to check crime and illegal infiltration, officials said on Sunday.An Indian Border Security Force (BSF) official said the decision on “coordinated patrolling” by frontier guards was taken at a meeting of senior commanders of the two countries. The meeting between BSF and Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) concluded on Thursday at Tamabil, a border town in Meghalaya. — HNS