Dhaka, Delhi to intensify fight against int’l terrorist groups

Gautam Lahiri from New Delhi

13th January, 2021 12:07:07 printer

Dhaka, Delhi to intensify fight against int’l terrorist groups

In an important move towards battling terrorism, India and Bangladesh have agreed to enhance their fight against terrorist entities, including global terrorist groups and other fugitives, wherever they are present and active.

The first virtual police chiefs' dialogue between India and Bangladesh held on Tuesday also agreed to establish designated 'nodal points' for timely and effective handling and response to existing as well as emerging security and counter-terrorism challenges. Intelligence agencies officials of both the countries participated in the dialogue.

India and Bangladesh agreed to enhance their joint work against terrorist entities, including global terrorist groups and other fugitives, wherever they are present and active, according to an official statement issued in New Delhi.

Both sides reiterated the need for sharing of real time intelligence and feedback through the designated 'nodal points', while appreciating each other's ongoing action against insurgent groups operating in the region.

The scope of enhanced coordination to combat trans-border criminal activities, including smuggling of drugs, fake Indian currency notes (FICN), arms and ammunition and human trafficking was also discussed, the statement said.    

While discussing ongoing bilateral cooperation, issues of mutual concern and the way forward, it was decided to further strengthen the relationship of the police forces of the two countries.

Both sides, however, emphasised on the importance of high-level mechanism as the dialogue concluded with assurances of greater cooperation to address all security challenges in future.

The police chiefs' dialogue, assisted by members of other security agencies on both sides, will further enhance the existing cooperation between the police forces of both countries, consolidating a relationship transcending strategic partnership in the 50th anniversary of the Liberation of Bangladesh, the statement added.


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