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India, B'desh to sign 3 pacts on terrorism, organised crime

india Updated: Jan 09, 2010 15:30 IST

India and Bangladesh will sign three pacts related to counter-terrorism and organised crime during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's visit in New Delhi from Monday, a step that could help address India's concerns about Northeast insurgents taking shelter in that country.

The two countries will also sign a MoU on cooperation in the power sector during the three-day visit that is expected to give a push to the bilateral relations in the backdrop of recent positive atmospherics.

Clearing the way for their signing, the Union Cabinet on Saturday approved an agreement on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters and a pact on Combating International Terrorism, Organised Crime and Illicit Drug Trafficking.

The meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, also gave a nod to the MoU on sharing of power between the two countries, official sources said.

The Cabinet had earlier approved an agreement on Transfer of Sentenced Persons, which also will be signed on Monday after the talks between Singh and Hasina, who is making her maiden trip to India after taking over last January.

The agreements are aimed at addressing India's concerns with regard to north-east insurgents taking shelter in Bangladesh as a legal framework would be put in place to transfer them, including those having undergone sentences in that country.