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India, Nepal pledge to enhance border security, intel sharing

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The guarding forces of and today resolved to enhance mutual cooperation and "timely" sharing of intelligence to check trans-crimes along the 1,751-km porous frontier the two countries share.

A visiting delegation of the Nepalese frontier guarding force - the - concluded its four-day talks with their Indian counterparts Sashastra in

The Nepalese side was led by APF Shailendra Khanal, and the SSB delegation was headed by

"The main aim of the meeting was to enhance mutual cooperation and coordination between the two forces. Both sides discussed various issues that covered prevailing situation, trans-border crimes, forward and backward linkages, and human trafficking to maintain sanctity and security of the international border.

"It was mutually agreed to continue holding regular co-ordination meetings at all levels. It was also concurred to continue and extend cooperation to handle the border issues with mutual understanding," an SSB said.

He said the two forces discussed the security scenario at the border and "emphasised on timely sharing of information between them on trans-border crime and criminal activities."

The next round of this annual meeting will be held in next year.

The SSB is also tasked with guarding the 699-km India-border and it functions under the

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First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 15:40 IST