Nepal‚ India to act tough on cross-border crime

Sep 24, 2011

The ninth meeting of Joint Working Group on Border Management concluded today with Nepal and India agreeing to adopt strict security measures against cross-border crime.At the meeting, the two sides agreed to share information on border management and crime control.

The two-day joint-secretary-level meet reviewed the implementation status of decisions that the previous JWG meet had made. It decided to direct panels of the respective countries to expedite the Nepalgunj-Rupaidiya pilot project aimed at monitoring cross-border movement of the people.

The two sides also held talks on possibility capacity enhancement training to Nepali security officials in India. The JWG agreed to reactivate Border District Coordination Committee by holding regular meetings. The next JWG meeting will be held in India.

Home Ministry Joint Secretary Sudhir Kumar Shah led the Nepali team at the meeting. The Indian side had KK Mittal, joint secretary at India’s Home Ministry, as its team leader.

(The Himalayan Times)

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