Nepal-India security meeting from March 14

KATHMANDU: Nepal and India are all set to hold two high-level security meetings in order to boost bilateral security and defense cooperation.

The regular Home Secretary-level annual talk, slated to be held on March 14-15 in Kathmandu, will take up a wide range of bilateral security issues, including border security and cooperation, said officials from both the sides.

Media reports quoted Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Home Affairs Shankar Koirala as saying that the meeting is a follow-up to the joint secretary-level talks that were held early this year in New Delhi.

“Regular issues like terrorism, curbing trans-border crimes and criminal activities, controlling drugs and narcotics along with the circulation of fake Indian currency notes and strengthening border security will feature during the meeting,” he added.

As agreed to in the past, the establishment of a National Police Academy with Indian assistance, along with capacity-building and training for officials at the Home Ministry, the Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and the National Investigation Department will be on the table.

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