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Arms, personnel training figure in Indo-Nepal talks

world Updated: Jul 06, 2014 23:18 IST
Utpal Parashar
Utpal Parashar
Hindustan Times
India-Nepal security

The two-day annual India-Nepal bilateral consultative group meeting of security issues began in Kathmandu on Sunday morning.

All security related issues between both neighbours, review of progress made after the last round of talks in India and the future plans for the coming 12 months will be discussed during deliberations.

Smuggling of gold, arms and fake Indian currency and movement of criminals and terrorists through the porous 1850-km long open border between the two countries are among the security concerns likely to be raised.

“Besides security there will also be discussions on sale of military equipment by India to Nepal, help in training and exchange of information will also figure in the talks,” said a release issued by Nepali Army.

Joint Secretary (North) at ministry of external affairs Abhay Thakur is leading the 13-member Indian delegation while the 15-member Nepali side is being headed by Amrit Bahadur Rai, Joint Secretary at Nepal foreign ministry.