India, Bangladesh discussed issues relating to security, border management: Shinde
Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Saturday informed that the India and Bangladesh discussed issues relating to security, border management and enhancement of cooperation of law enforcement agencies on smuggling of arms and narcotic drugs during the Home Secretary-level talks at Dhaka.
"The 13th meeting of the Home Secretaries of Bangladesh and India was held on 16-17 October, 2012 at Dhaka. The issues relating to security, border management, enhancement of cooperation of law enforcement agencies on smuggling of arms and narcotic drugs, construction of ICPs/LCSs within 150 yards of Zero Line, increased joint patrolling to curb criminal activity along the border, mechanism of regular consultation between the DC-DM of border districts for resolving the local issues, cooperation for apprehension of wanted criminals, liberalisation of visa precedence, etc. were discussed," said Shinde in his opening statement in monthly press conference of Ministry of Home Affairs.
" The implementation of Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, Agreement on Transfer of Sentenced Persons and Combating Terrorism, Agreement on Organized Crime and Illicit Drug Trafficking, ratification of Land Boundary Agreement (LBA)-1974 by the Government of India and protocol signed in 2011, were also discussed," he added.