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18 Oct 2019

Border Security Force Soldier Martyred In Indo Bangla Riverine By Border Guard Bangladesh

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In a first situation of its kind in the history Bangladesh troops opened fire at Indian soldiers of Border Security Forces on Thursday.  According to reports one soldier is martyred and another soldier is injured after the flag meeting in Indo Bangla Riverine in west Bengal. 
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According to the Dhaka counterpart in the statement issued by border Guard Bangladesh they fired in self defence.  As soon as the reports of the firing snugged in Indian Officers were called in New Delhi which sparked tension among the BSF and BSF Chief Johri called up Major General Shafeenul Islam to review the tense situation.  

According to the incidents as described by BGB from Bangladesh three of Indian Fisherman entered into Bangladesh water in their engine run boat.  However two fisherman managed escape.  When this was happening four armed BSF men intruded 650 yards inside Bangladesh Territory to take away detained fisherman.  BGB team told them to stop and that the matter would be solved through flag meeting.  

But somehow the situation panicked among BSF, they in turn opened fire and started to flee to Indian territory.    then BGB men opened fire in self defence.  According to the BGB it was later revealed that a BSF soldier was killed in the counter attack.   

According to the BSF the martyred soldier was identified as head constable Vijay Bhan Singh, who was from Chamaroli village in Firozabad district of Uttar Pradesh. The 51-year-old soldier is survived by his wife and 2 young sons, had joined the BSF in 1990.

However in a statement issued by the Bangladesh's home minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal termed the incident "unexpected", but said the unwanted episode took place as four armed BSF men intruded more than 500 yards inside the Bangladesh territory. The BGB also assured in a meeting to the BSF commandant that the  government of Bangladesh will investigate the incident from their respective side.

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