Nepal urged to improve coordination among security forces

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New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Tuesday asked a visiting seven-member Nepal Armed Police Force delegation to improve coordination between security forces of the two countries.

During a meeting with the delegation, Gauba exhorted Shailendra Khanal, Inspector General of Nepal Armed Police Force, to improve the coordination between the two forces through joint patrolling, common training of armed forces officers, regular border meetings and other means, said a Home Ministry statement.

Gauba stated that India-Nepal relationship derived strength from shared history, trade, economic partnership, cultural ties and close and intense people-to-people contact. He also appreciated excellent cooperation between security forces of the two countries.

Khanal, who is heading the delegation, also appreciated the coordination between the two countries and emphasised the need for periodic coordination meetings and common training courses for armed police officers of two countries.

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The delegation is on official visit here from August 7 to 10 for the 3rd India-Nepal Coordination meeting with Director General of Sashastra Seema Bal — the 94,000 strong force mandated to guard 1,751 km India-Nepal and 699 km India-Bhutan borders.



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