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India and B’desh vow to strengthen ties on border and security issues | India News


NEW DELHI: India and Bangladesh held Home Secretary-level talks via virtual mode on Saturday, during which they reaffirmed that they will not allow the territory of either country to be used for any activity contrary to the interests of the others.
In the 19th interior secretary-level talks held in the context of ‘Mujib Barsho’ and the 50-year liberation war of Bangladesh and the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries, Indian Interior Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla and Mostafa Kamal Uddin, Senior Secretary of Public Security Division in the Bangladesh Ministry of the Interior, reiterated his commitment to broadening and strengthening mutual cooperation on security and border-related issues.
They discussed the early completion of the pending fence along the Indo-Bangladesh border, as agreed by the MPs of the two countries. Both sides appreciated the cooperation between the two countries and the measures taken to address the threat of terrorism and extremism effectively.
Both parties appreciated the effective functioning of the Coordinated Border Management Plan (CBMP) to control illegal cross-border activities.
Both sides agreed to further enhance the level of cooperation to prevent counterfeit Indian banknote smuggling and smuggling. Bangladesh appreciated the assistance provided by India in the field of training and capacity building for various security agencies.

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