India, Nepal discuss border security issue

New Delhi [India], Aug 11 (ANI): With an aim to maintain sanctity and security of the international border, India and Nepal recently held its third co-ordination meeting and discussed several issues pertaining to border situation, trans-border crimes, forward and backward linkages, human trafficking among others.The meeting held on August 8 at the Force Headquarter, Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) in New Delhi aimed to enhance mutual cooperation and coordination between the two Border Guarding Forces (BGF) of both countries.During the meeting, both countries agreed to continue holding regular co-ordinaion meetings at all levels for effective border management. It was also concurred to continue and extend cooperation to handle the border issues with mutual understanding.”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,” an official statement said.During the meeting, the Nepalese side also appreciated the continued support from India to the Armed Police Force of Nepal in providing training, logistics and capacity building facilities of the force.The next co-ordination meeting is proposed to be held in Nepal in 2019. (ANI)This story has not been edited. It has been published as provided by ANI