India-Nepal to share terror info on real time basis

India-Nepal to share terror info on real time basis

India and Nepal today decided to join hands in sharing terror-related information on a real- time basis, check circulation of fake Indian currency notes and drugs besides cooperation in police training.

New Delhi will also help Kathmandu in modernising immigration facilities at the Tribhuvan International Airport for smooth transit of passengers to and from Nepal.

These decisions were taken at the two-day Home Secretary- level talks which began here. The Indian delegation was led by Home Secretary R K Singh while Nepal was led by his counterpart Sushil Jung Rana, official sources said.

The meeting took stock of the security cooperation between the two countries and decided that henceforth the Home Secretary of the either country may telephone his counterpart to discuss or seek cooperation on any terror-related issues on a real-time basis.

Kathmandu assured New Delhi that it was working on a pro- active manner to check the fakes notes which has been a major concern for India as these often come through the porous Indo- Nepal border.

Both the delegation emphasised on enhanced cooperation between the border guarding forces to check cross border crimes, particularly smuggling of drugs, arms and ammunition.

Nepalese police personnel would avail training in Indian police training institutes and New Delhi will also offer help to Kathmandu to improve its police training facilities, sources said.
India shares a 1,751-km-long border with Nepal from Uttarakhand to Sikkim.