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Terrorists continue to operate from Bangladesh: PM's Envoy

india Updated: Apr 05, 2012 21:18 IST

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Terrorists and insurgents continue to operate from Bangladesh despite the government's efforts to contain them, Prime Minister's Special Envoy Satinder Lamba said on Thursday.

"There was a need to sustain the current levels of cooperation to jointly eradicate the menace of insurgency, terrorism and militancy from our soil," he said delivering the keynote address at the 'Fourth India-Bangladesh Security Dialogue' organised by Observer Research Foundation.

Lamba said it was well-known that terrorists, insurgents, militants and criminal elements respect no civilian law and territorial boundaries.

"Some of these groups and their associated agencies continue to have their hideouts and network of the fake Indian currency notes in Bangladesh," he said.

He said India greatly appreciated the efforts of the Bangladesh government in taking actions against the inimical elements operating from Bangladesh.

Noting that three security-related agreements have already been signed between the countries, he hoped the Extradition Treaty will be finalised soon to complete the process of putting in place the framework for cooperation on security-related matters.

Lamba pointed out that due to the porous nature of the India-Bangladesh border, there has been considerable cross-border criminal activity, including illegal trade in arms and explosives, counterfeit currency, trafficking in narcotics and women and children.

"These problems pose a threat to the social and economic well-being of both India and Bangladesh," he said.