Indo-Bangla boundary talks begin

Shillong, Oct 5 (PTI) Maintenance and construction of boundary pillars will be among the key issues to be discussed during the 129th Indo-Bangla Boundary Conference which began here today.

"The conference would review the works (of boundary pillar) done in 2008-09 and draw up the programme to be taken up in next year," Director of Bangladesh's survey department Rafiqul Islam said before the start of the conference.

The meet would review the maintenance of the pillars and lay emphasis on quality of pillars to be erected in 2009-10, he said.

Commissioner of Division PW Ingty is leading the Meghalaya side, officials said, adding that the conference would also look into various aspects of the boundary dispute between the neighbouring countries.

Meghalaya shares about 443 km international border with Bangladesh.