India-Bangladesh Home Secretary level talks begin

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INVC Bureau

New Delhi.The 10th Home Secretary level talks between India and Bangladesh began here today. Indian side is headed by Shri G.K. Pillai, Union Home Secretary whereas his Bangladesh counterpart Mr. Abdus Sabhan Sikder is leading the visiting delegation.

The two sides will deliberate on security related issues such as action against militant/insurgent groups/leaders, early activation of designated nodal points for sharing of information and modalities for follow up action, action on Red Corner Notices subjects through enhanced interaction between the Interpol Designated Points, smuggling of arms, ammunitions and Fake currency notes/Control of illicit drug trafficking; Border management related issues like fencing along the border, working out Joint Border Management Plan, measures to check illegal cross border movement including human trafficking and illegal migration. Enhanced police cooperation is also on the agenda. The talks will also finalize the pending treaties on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, Extradition Treaty and Bilateral Agreement on combating International Terrorism, Organized Crimes and illicit drug Trafficking. The joint statement will be signed on December 2, 2009.

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