India, Nepal discuss smuggling, terrorism, safety of aircraft

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New Delhi, Oct 31 (UNI) India and Nepal today discussed increasing cooperation to combat cross-border smuggling, terrorism and ensure safety of Indian aircraft in the neighbouring country.

The two-day Home Secretary level talks that began here also focused on various cross-border crimes, security and border management issues.

The two sides would discuss a broad range of issues, including training and capacity-building of officials/police in Nepal.

Detailed deliberations would be held to ensure effective cooperation for combating terrorist activities.

The Indian delegation would be led by Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta and the Nepalese delegation by their Home Secretary Govinda Prasad Kusum and they would sign an agreement tomorrow.

This would be the first Home Secretary-level talks after installation of the new democratic government in Nepal.

The two sides are also reviewing the progress in implementing the decisions arrived at the last Home Secretary-level talks held on September 25-26, last year in Kathmandu.


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