Indo-Nepal forces reach out

HT Correspondent

New Delhi, Dec. 4 -- India and Nepal have decided to demolish suspicious structures that have come up in the 'no man's land' along the border of the two countries.

The decision taken by chiefs of the border guarding forces Sashastra Seema Bal (India) and Armed Police Force (Nepal), is aimed at coordinating action against arms smugglers, narcotics, fake Indian currency and human trafficking.

The dialogue was an outcome of the home secretary-level talks between the two countries earlier this year where a decision was taken to get the border guarding forces to hold bilateral meetings.

SSB director general Pranay Sahay raised the issue of militants and insurgents sneaking into India from Nepal, after the first round of the four-day talks.

New Delhi has agreed to train Nepal's multi-purpose force that handles internal security and borders. Both sides are set to intensify dialogue considering that the border is open and not fenced.

Published by HT Syndication with permission from Hindustan Times.