India, B’desh vow to boost ties on border issues, security

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NEW DELHI: India and

Bangladesh

held home secretary-level talks via virtual mode on Saturday, during which they reaffirmed not to allow the territory of either country to be used for any activity inimical to each other’s interests.
At the 19th home secretary-level talks held in the backdrop of ‘Mujib Barsho’ and 50 years of Bangladesh liberation war and establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries, Indian home secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla and Mostafa Kamal Uddin, senior secretary, public

security

division in the

ministry of home affairs

of Bangladesh, reiterated their commitment to further expand and strengthen mutual cooperation in security and border-related issues.
They discussed early completion of pending fencing along the Indo-Bangladesh

border

, as agreed by the PMs of the two countries. Both sides appreciated the cooperation between the two countries and the action taken to address the menace of terrorism and extremism in an effective manner.
The effective functioning of the Coordinated Border Management Plan (CBMP) to control the illegal cross border activities was appreciated by both sides.
Both sides agreed to further enhance the level of cooperation to prevent smuggling of Fake Indian Currency Notes and contraband. Bangladesh appreciated assistance provided by India in the field of training and capacity building for various security agencies.

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