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India-Nepal hold meeting to discuss border situation ,crime


New Delhi, In view of discussing crucial issues of border situation, trans-border crimes, human trafficking and others, Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and Nepal's Armed Police Force (APF) held apex level meeting here. The four-day meeting which concluded on Friday, took place at the Force Headquarter, SSB, wherein the official delegation from Nepal was headed by Inspector General APF Shailendra Khanal and Indian delegation was led by DG SSB Rajni Kant Mishra. The meeting, third of its kind, was aimed to enhance mutual cooperation and coordination between the two Border Guarding Forces wherein issues covering the prevailing border situation , trans-border crimes and their forward and backward linkages, human trafficking were discussed in view of maintaining security of international border. The delegation from Nepal appreciated the continued support from the India to the Armed Police Force of Nepal in providing training, logistics and capacity building facilities of the force. Border management is a very important aspect due to the friendly border which is prone to criminal activities across border like trafficking,smuggling etc, the SSB official said. They discussed security scenario of the border and emphasised on timely sharing of information between SSB and APF on trans-border crime and criminal activities. It was mutually agreed to continue holding regular co-ordination meetings at all levels for effective border management, he added. It was also concurred to continue and extend co-operation to handle the border issues with mutual understanding.

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