Nepali and Indian officials address security concerns in joint meeting today

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Kathmandu: Officials from four Nepali districts engaged in a comprehensive discussion with their counterparts in Bihar’s Madhubani district, India, focusing on crucial issues such as border security and the prevention of encroachment. The Friday meeting, led by Chakra Pani Pandey, Chief District Officer of Dhanusha, primarily centered on security measures in light of the upcoming Indian elections.

Key areas of consensus encompassed the enhancement of border security, crackdown on cross-border crimes, combatting narcotics and illegal alcohol smuggling, addressing human trafficking concerns, and tackling the circulation of counterfeit currency. Representatives from Nepal’s border districts of Saptari, Siraha, Dhanusha, and Mahottari, including Chief District Officers, Police Chiefs, Armed Police Chiefs, and National Investigation Office Chiefs, actively participated.

Leading the discussions were CDO Pandey from Dhanusha representing Nepal and District Magistrate Arvind Kumar Burma from Madhubani district representing India.