Petrapole-Benapole : The international relation between India and Bangladesh remains stable notwithstanding the ongoing political unrest in Bangladesh says Mr Sushilkumar Shinde, Union home minister of India while inaugurating the very first ‘Retreat Ceremony’ of Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) at Petrapole-Benapole border along with Dr Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir, home minister of Bangladesh.
Remarkable steps have been taken by the government of Bangladesh to combat terrorism, organised crime and drug trafficking across the border, points out Mr Shinde while referring to India’s security concerns arising out of various insurgent groups operating against India.
Reduced loss of lives along the border area shows that the co-ordination between BSF and BGB is at all time high and both the border guarding forces share welfare activities to benefit both the countries, comments Mr Shinde.
The sacrifice and co-operation of the Indian people for the freedom fight of Bangladesh against Pakistan army hold a glorious place in the history of Bangladesh says Dr Alamgir. He further adds that this ceremony will start over a new chapter of friendship between India and Bangladesh.
Mr Shinde, however, says India needs to remain cautious all the time as another neighbouring country is playing an active role in infiltrating terrorists inside the country.
Mr Shinde and Dr Alamgir both insisted on the enhanced love and mutual understanding between the two such friendly nations sharing common heritage, cultural and linguistic bond.
The school students of both the nations marked the ceremony with colourful and brilliant performances. The students showcased their talent through dance and songs penned down by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, Kazi Nazrul Islam.