Indian home minister due today | 2018-07-13 |

Indian home minister due today

Staff Correspondent     13th July, 2018 08:15:32 printer

Indian home minister due today


Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh arrives in Dhaka on Friday on a three-day visit to further discuss how the two neighbouring countries can strengthen cooperation in security areas showing zero tolerance to terrorism and radicalisation.


Issues related to radicalisation of youths by the terrorist groups, border matters, fake currencies, border killings, cattle smuggling, visa, movement of illegal immigrants and Rohingyas are likely to be discussed during the meeting apart from discussions on ways to further strengthen the mutual cooperation in preventing terrorism.       


Rajnath Singh is expected to meet Awami League president and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to discuss various bilateral issues with her.


In his meeting with Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, Singh would discuss ways to strengthen the anti-terror mechanism between the two countries and check radicalisation of youths by terrorist groups, home ministry sources said.


The Rohingya issue is also likely to figure in the meeting.


Singh would be accompanied by top officials of the home ministry and Indian Border Security Force, sources said, adding that the delegation will discuss steps to be taken to strengthen the existing mechanism to check movement of illegal immigrants and smuggling of cattle, arms and ammunition, narcotics and other items through the porous Indo-Bangla border.


The Bangladesh side is expected to raise the issue of their nationals being killed or injured in BSF firing along the border and illegal transport of drugs into their territory from the Indian side, sources said.


India shares a 4,096-km-long border with Bangladesh.


Home Ministry sources said they have taken all-out preparations for the visit which might see signing of three bilateral cooperation documents.


Besides, the Indian home minister is likely to open a mega Indian visa application centre at Jamuna Future Park in the city on Saturday.


 The centre will have 50 counters together giving an opportunity for around 700 applicants together.