Nepal, India officials agree to work to control terror

New Delhi, July 13:

The joint working group on border management of Nepal and India agreed to work harder to stop terrorism and undesirable activities on the Indo-Nepal border. The two-day meeting was held in view of the CA polls in Nepal that is scheduled for November 22.

Joint secretary at Nepal’s Home Ministry and leader of the Nepali side Banman Prasad Neupane said: “Issues like recent violence and agitation in the Tarai, possible impact on the coming CA polls, terrorism and crime along the border figured in the meet.”

The group has also agreed to crack down on religious fundamentalists, terrorists, criminals and both the countries will share information about these with each other and take joint action whenever needed, he added.

Border officials will hold regular meetings with each other and keep in regular contact, Neupane said. He added: “India has agreed to train Nepali security personnel in poll duty and deployment and has also assured to provide any further assistance needed.”

He said: “On our part, we assured the Indian side that Nepali soil will not be used for anti-Indian activities.”