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BSF jawans patrol along India-Bangladesh border on the eve of Independence Day, in Siliguri.

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Border Security Force (BSF) personnel patrol along India-Bangladesh border ahead of the Republic Day function, at Yakubnagar village in Dharmanagar.

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Women perform 'tika' of Border Security Force (BSF) jawans while celebrating Bhai Phonta or Bhai Dooj along the India-Bangladesh border near Balurghat in South Dinajpur district of West Bengal.

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Border Security Force (BSF) personnel light candles to pay tribute to soldiers "Ek Diya Shaheedon ke Naam" on the Diwali festival near Indo-Bangladesh Border in South Dinajpur district of West Bengal.

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Border Security Force (BSF) personnel place candles along the border fence as they celebrate Diwali at the Indo-Bangladesh Border in Dangee, near Balurghat in South Dinajpur district of West Bengal.

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Border Security Force (BSF) personnel exchange sweets with Border Guard of Bangladesh (BGB) ahead of Diwali at Akhaura Integrated checkpost of India Bangladesh Border in Agartala, Tripura.

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Border Security Force (BSF) personnel patrol by a boat across the Gomati river as they keep a vigil near India-Bangladesh border, on the outskirts of Agartala.

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh addresses the media at Indo-Bangladesh border in Dhubri district of Assam.

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Border Security Force (BSF) personnel patrol along India- Bangladesh border fencing ahead of the 70th Republic Day function, at Ragna village in Dharmanagar.

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Rohingya Muslims who were stranded on the India-Bangladesh border for three days, seen at a police station in Karimganj district.

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Rohingya Muslims, who were arrested from Churaibari village near the Tripura border, being taken to the district court from a police station in Karimganj district. The police arrested 30 Rohingyas on Monday night.

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Bangladeshi troopers at the Beating Retreat at Akhaura, Tripura.

Photograph by Sandipan Chatterjee

A Bangladesh border guard during the Beating Retreat

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A BSF jawan during the Beating Retreat

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Visitors from India and Bangladesh meet at the Akhaura check post on the Indo-Bangladesh border in Tripura.

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A youngster shows off his marching skills as BSF jawans look on

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A BSF jawan and a Bangladesh Border Guard trooper at the Beating Retreat

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Soldiers of India and Bangladesh line up to lower the flags at Akhaura, Tripura

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India-Bangladesh flag lowering ceremony, Akhaura border, Agartala, Tripura

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India-Bangladesh flag lowering ceremony, Akhaura border, Agartala, Tripura

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Border Security Force (BSF) jawans place candles along the border fence as they celebrate Diwali at the Indo-Bangladesh Border in in South Dinajpur district of West Bengal.

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Bengali women tie rakhi on the wrist of a Border Security Force personnel on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan at Ragna village near India-Bangladesh border in Dharmanagar.

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Border Guard of Bangladesh (BGB) officials greet Border Security Force (BSF) personnel on the occasion of India's 72nd Independence Day at the international border check-post in Hili near Balurghat in South Dinajpur district of West Bengal.

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Border Security Force (BSF) personnel carry out strict checking along the India-Bangladesh border fencing, ahead of the 72nd Independence Day, at Dharmanagar, Tripura.

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Indo-Bangladesh border at Chowdhuryhat village in Coochbehar District of Indian State, West Bengal.

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Indo-Bangladesh border at Chowdhuryhat village in Coochbehar District of Indian State, West Bengal.

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Road construction work in progress at Gandak village in Jalpaiguri District of Indian State, West Bengal.

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A BSF Post on the Indo-Bangladesh border at Chengrabanda village in Coochbehar District of Indian State, Wst Bengal.

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BSF personnel at Gandak village in Jalpaiguri District of Indian State, Wst Bengal.

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BSF personnel patrolling at the India-Bangladesh Border at Fulbari village in Jalpaiguri District of Indian State, Wst Bengal.

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BSF personnel patrolling at the India-Bangladesh Border at Fulbari village in Jalpaiguri District of Indian State, Wst Bengal.

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BSF personnel patrolling at the India-Bangladesh Border at Fulbari village in Jalpaiguri District of Indian State, West Bengal.

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BSF Women personnel patrolling at the India-Bangladesh Border in Jamadargachh village in Darjeeling District of Indian State, West Bengal.

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BSF Women personnel stands guard at the India-Bangladesh Border in Jamadargachh village in Darjeeling, West Bengal.

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BSF Women personnel stands guard at the India-Bangladesh Border in Jamadargachh village in Darjeeling, West Bengal.

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An Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldier looks through binoculars towards Bangladesh at Fulbari village in Jalpaiguri District of Indian State, West Bengal.

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BSF soldier locking gate at Fulbari village in Jalpaiguri District, Wst Bengal.

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BSF Women personnel at Jamadargachh village in Darjeeling District of Indian State, West Bengal.

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BSF soldier locking gate at Fulbari village in Jalpaiguri District, Wst Bengal.

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Bangladeshi villagers watch a BSF patrol boat on the Brahmaputra

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Indian Border Security Force (BSF) personnel patrol along the India-Bangladesh border ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 2nd phase of his political rally ahead of assembly elections at Ragna village in Dharmanagar.

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A Rohingya refugee boy who was staying in no-man's land at Bandarban between Myanmar and Bangladesh border, clings to his father after arriving at Balukhali refugee camp 50 kilometres (32 miles) from, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

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A Rohingya refugee puts up a blanket for drying at Balukhali refugee camp 50 kilometres (32 miles) from, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

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Rohingya refugee women queue up outside a relief distribution center at Kutupalong near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. The gradual repatriation of more than 650,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees back to Myanmar from Bangladesh, scheduled to begin Tuesday, has been postponed amid widespread fears that refugees would be forced to return, a Bangladesh official said.

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Rohingya refugee stand in a queue to get registered at Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's bazar, Bangladesh. Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed that they will try to complete the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled from violence in Myanmar within two years, Bangladesh's Foreign Ministry said.

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Newly set up tents cover a hillock at a refugee camp for Rohingya Muslims who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, in Taiy Khali, Bangladesh.

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Rohingya Muslims, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, wait during distribution of food items near Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh.

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Rohingya Muslims, who crossed over recently from Myanmar into Bangladesh, stand in a queue to receive food being distributed near Balukhali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

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Lalmoti, an elderly Rohingya Muslim woman, lies in a sling as her son and grandson ask for direction to the hospital in Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh.

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Rohingya Muslims, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, stretch their arms out to collect food items distributed by aid agencies near Balukhali refugee camp, Bangladesh.

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A Rohingya Muslim family, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, take cover under a plastic sheet on a roadside during a rain storm near Balukhali refugee camp, Bangladesh.

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Rohingya Muslim women, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, stretch their arms out to collect sanitary products distributed by aid agencies near Balukhali refugee camp, Bangladesh.

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Rohingya Muslim men, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, wait for their turn to collect a bag of rice distributed by aid agencies in Balukhali refugee camp, Bangladesh.

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Rohingya Muslims, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, use a makeshift footbridge near Balukhali refugee camp, Bangladesh. Bangladeshi authorities took steps to restrict the movement of Muslim Rohingya refugees living in crowded border camps after fleeing violence in Myanmar, while that nation's military chief maintained the chaos was the work of extremists seeking a stronghold in the country.

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Rohingya Muslims, who recently crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, interrogate a suspected child trafficker near Balukhali refugee camp, Bangladesh.

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Rohingya Muslims, who recently crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, beat and kick a man suspected to be a child lifter near Balukhali refugee camp, Bangladesh. Thousands of Rohingya are continuing to stream across the border, with U.N. officials and others demanding that Myanmar halt what they describe as a campaign of ethnic cleansing that has driven nearly 400,000 Rohingya to flee in the past three weeks.

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A Rohingya Muslim woman Zahida Banoo holds her son Mohammad Noor, left, and daughter Shah Heer as she poses for a photograph on the way to her shelter in Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh.

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A Rohingya Muslim man, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, tries to balance his son as he carries his belongings near Balukhali refugee camp, Bangladesh.

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Rohingya Muslims, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, carry an elderly woman in a basket and walk towards a refugee camp in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh.

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Rohingya Muslims walk to the shore after arriving on a boat from Myanmar to Bangladesh in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh.

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A Bangladeshi boy walks towards a parked boat as smoke rises from across the border in Myanmar, at Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh.

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A Rohingya Muslim woman, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, lies unconscious on the shore of the Bay of Bangal after the boat she was traveling in capsized at Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh.

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Members of Myanmar's Rohingya ethnic minority walk through rice fields after crossing the border into Bangladesh near Cox's Bazar's Teknaf area.

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An exhausted Rohingya woman arrives with her children at Kutupalong refugee camp after crossing from Myanmmar to the Bangladesh side of the border, in Ukhia.

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A Rohingya child, newly arrived from Myanmmar to the Bangladesh side of the border, stands by a wooden fence at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia. Bangladesh, one of the world's poorest countries, was already sheltering some 100,000 Rohingya refugees before another 123,000 flooded in after Aug. 25, according to the U.N. refugee agency's latest estimate.

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A Rohingya family piles on their meagre belongings on to boat they hired to bring them deeper inside Bangladesh. Thousands of Rohingya have crossed creeks on the Naf river on the border with Myanmmar, in Cox's Bazar's Teknaf area.

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A Rohingya family reaches the Bangladesh border after crossing a creek of the Naf river on the border with Myanmmar, in Cox's Bazar's Teknaf area.

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A Rohingya family reaches the Bangladesh border after crossing a creek of the Naf river on the border with Myanmmar, in Cox's Bazar's Teknaf area.

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A Rohingya family reaches the Bangladesh border after crossing a creek of the Naf river on the border with Myanmmar, in Cox's Bazar's Teknaf area.

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Members of Myanmar's Rohingya ethnic minority walk through rice fields after crossing the border into Bangladesh near Cox's Bazar's Teknaf area.

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An exhausted Rohingya helps an elderly family member and a child as they arrive at Kutupalong refugee camp after crossing from Myanmmar to the Bangladesh side of the border, in Ukhia. The man said he lost several family members in Myanmar. Tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims, fleeing the latest round of violence to engulf their homes in Myanmar, have been walking for days or handing over their meager savings to Burmese and Bangladeshi smugglers to escape what they describe as certain death.

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A Rohingya family reaches the Bangladesh border after crossing a creek of the Naf river on the border with Myanmmar, in Cox's Bazar's Teknaf area.

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Smoke and flames in Myanmar are seen from the Bangladeshi side of the border near Cox's Bazar's Teknaf area. Some 73,000 people have crossed the border since violence erupted Aug. 25 in Myanmar's Rakhine state, said U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees spokeswoman Vivian Tan.

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Myanmar's Rohingya ethnic minority refugees reach for food distributed by Bangladeshi volunteers near Cox's Bazar's Gundum area, Bangladesh. Aid officials said relief camps were reaching full capacity as thousands of Rohingya refugees continued to pour into Bangladesh fleeing violence in western Myanmar. Some 73,000 people have crossed the border since violence erupted Aug. 25 in Myanmar's Rakhine state, said U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees spokeswoman Vivian Tan.

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A Rohingya man stands near the barbed wire fence near the Bangladesh border town of Kutupalong town that marks the border with Myanmar and watches smoke rising from fires across the border in Myanmar.

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An injured elderly woman and her relatives rush to a hospital on an autorickshaw, near the border town of Kutupalong, Bangladesh. The Rohingya woman encountered a landmine that blew off the right leg while trying to cross into Bangladesh.

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Myanmar's Rohingya ethnic minority members walk through rice fields after crossing over to the Bangladesh side of the border near Cox's Bazar's Teknaf area.

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A Rohingya ethnic minority from Myanmar carries a child in a sack and walks through rice fields after crossing over to the Bangladesh side of the border near Cox's Bazar's Teknaf area. Myanmar's military says almost 400 people have died in recent violence in the western state of Rakhine triggered by attacks on security forces by insurgents from the Rohingya. Advocates for the Rohingya, an oppressed Muslim minority in overwhelmingly Buddhist Myanmar, say hundreds of Rohingya civilians have been killed by security forces. Thousands have fled into neighboring Bangladesh.

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Members of Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya ethnic minority who were pushed back by Bangladeshi border guards earlier in the day rush back to the Bangladeshi side upon hearing gun shots from the Myanmar side in, Ghumdhum, Bangladesh. Several hundred Rohingya who were trying to flee Myanmar are stuck in a "no man's land" at the Myanmar - Bangladesh border.

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Bangladeshi border guard personnel keep watch over Rohingya who are stuck in "no man's land" as they stop them from crossing over to the Bangladesh side of the border at Ghumdhum, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Several hundred Rohingya trying to flee Myanmar got stuck in a "no man's land" at one border point barred from moving farther by Bangladeshi border guards.

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BSF jawans patrolling the Indo-Bangladesh International Border in Agartala.

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Border Security Force personnel standing guard along the India-Bangladesh fencing area during a routine patrol ahead of Republic Day in Ragna village, in Dharmanagar.

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Border Security Force personnel patrol along the India-Bangladesh fencing ahead of Republic Day in Ragna village, in Dharmanagar.

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Village girls applying tilak on the foreheads of Border Security Force (BSF) jawans guarding the Indo-Bangladesh border on the ocassion of 'Bhai Phonta' or' Bhai Dooj' celebrations near Balurghat in South Dinajpur district of West Bengal.

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Director General, BSF, K K Sharma and his Bangladeshi counterpart Aziz Ahmed, DG, BGB shakes hands after a group photograph during the India-Bangladesh Border Co-ordination conference at BSF headquarters, in New Delhi.

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Director General, BGB, Aziz Ahmed presents sweets to BSF jawans as he arrive for the India-Bangladesh Border Co-ordination conference at BSF headquarters, in New Delhi.

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Border Security Force (BSF) personnel patrol through a paddy field near the India-Bangladesh border near Balurghat in South Dinajpur district of West Bengal.

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BSF and BDR officers exchange sweets on Eid-ul-Fitr festival at the Indo-Bangladesh border in Agartala.

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Border Security Force (BSF) personnel keep vigil along the India-Bangladesh Border at Shivrampur near Balurghat in South Dinajpur District of West Bengal. The security has been beefed up in the region after the Friday's terror attack at Dhaka Cafe.

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Former enclave dwellers from Bangladesh being welcomed as they enter India through the border check post in Changrabandha in Coochbehar district of West Benga. The enclave dwellers got permanent settlement in India from Bangladeshi enclave after the official exchange of enclaves.

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Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju visiting the proposed Indo-Bangladesh border trade site, at Kawrpuichhuah, in Tlabung, Lunglei district, Mizoram.

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh offers fruits to BSF personnel during his visit to Border Out Post (BOP) at Balapukhri near the India-Bangladesh international border in Cooch Behar district of West Bengal.

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Indo-Bangladesh Enclave.

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A Border Security Force (BSF) official offers sweets to Border Guards of Bangladesh (BGB) personnel on the eve of Diwali at the international immigration check-post near Balurghat in South Dinajpur district of West Bengal.

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Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers enjoy Diwali celebrations on the eve of Diwali at the India-Bangladesh border post of Lankamura, about 5 kilometers from Agartala.

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Kamtapur Liberation Organization (KLO) militant two hardcore cadre arrested at Assam Bangladesh Border Simaltapu Kokrajhar Dist, Assam.

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School children tie rakhi to BSF jawans ahead of Raksha Bandhan at Indo – Bangladesh Border in Fulbari near Siliguri.

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Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dipu Moni at Indo-Bangla Border Akhowara chekpost near Agartala.

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Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde with his Bangladeshi counterpart Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir after the inauguration of the India-Bangladesh joint retreat ceremony in Petrapole, near Kolkata.

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