A 13-member Bangladesh delegation, led by BGB Director General Maj Gen MdShafeenul Islam, and a six-member Indian delegation, headed by the BSF DG, joined the 50th BGB-BSF DG-level talks concludes on Saturday. Both the forces agreed that sharing of real-time intelligence is the key to reduce the cross border crimes and human trafficking. BSF has proposed nominating officials — in both the border guarding forces — as nodal officials for exchanging such real-time intelligence. Both the forces agreed to resume joint patrolling along the borders, which was stopped after both countries were struck by the Covid-19 pandemic. The meeting also decided to increase interaction between the force members. BGB has suggested issuing daily passes for the people residing in the bordering villages so that they can visit their relatives on the Indian side. BSF has welcomed the suggestion and both the forces agreed to work out a mechanism in consultation with agencies/Ministries concerned to facilitate such social visits.