BGB Director General visits St. Martin’s to monitor border situation

TEKNAF CORRESPONDENT

Major General Mohammad Ashraful Islam Siddique, Director General of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), has inspected the southeastern border of the country, including St. Martin’s Island, to monitor the Bangladesh-Myanmar border situation.

On Sunday, June 16, at around 10am, BGB’s Public Relations Officer Md Shariful Islam (PBGBMS) confirmed this information.

He stated that recently, clashes have been observed between the Myanmar military and the armed rebel group Arakan Army in the border region of Maungdaw in Rakhine State, Myanmar. As the Teknaf and St. Martin’s Island borders of Bangladesh are opposite Myanmar’s Maungdaw border, the BGB Director General visited the St. Martin’s Island BOP under Teknaf Battalion (2 BGB) to monitor the evolving border situation. He also inspected the BOP’s defense systems and various ongoing constructions on St. Martin’s Island.

During the visit, the BGB Director General provided various operational, training, and administrative directives to all levels of BGB members responsible for protecting the country’s sovereignty and border security. He expressed heartfelt thanks and gratitude to everyone for performing their duties with skill and success despite the challenges on this remote island. Additionally, he instructed BGB members to remain vigilant to handle any situation arising at the Myanmar border.

Afterward, the BGB Director General visited the BGB Ramu Sector Headquarters, Ramu (30 BGB) Battalion Headquarters, and the Marichya Joint Checkpost. During these visits, he exchanged views with BGB members at all levels responsible for the border and provided them with various operational, training, and administrative guidelines.

Senior officials from the BGB Headquarters, Cox’s Bazar Region Commander, Ramu Sector Commander, commanders of the relevant battalions, and other BGB officials accompanied the BGB Director General during the inspection.

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