Rajnath Singh | Border Management, Rohingya, FICN On Table

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Indian Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh arrived in Dhaka on a three–day official visit. His Bangladesh counterpart Asaduzzaman Khan and Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Harsh V Shringla, welcomed him at the airport.

According to officials, Rajnath Singh and his Bangladeshi counterpart will hold talks on various issues including security, border management, cooperation in countering illegal activities and travel arrangements. The Rohingya issue is also expected to figure in the meeting.

Rajnath Singh arrives in Dhaka on a three–day official visit. ©BSS

Singh will visit Rajshahi to jointly inaugurate the Bangladesh–India Friendship Building at the Bangladesh Police Academy, Sardah.

The Indian home minister will co–chair the 6th meeting of the India–Bangladesh Home Minister Level Talks on July 15. Singh is also expected to pay a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Both the ministers will hold talks on various issues including security, border management, cooperation in countering illegal activities and travel arrangements, Indian High Commission sources said.

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

 

Radicalisation of youths by the terrorist groups, border issues, border killings, cattle smuggling, visa issues, movement of illegal immigrants and Rohingya issues are likely to be discussed during the meeting apart from discussing ways to further strengthen the mutual cooperation in preventing terrorism

 

The Indian side is expected to take up the issue of the continuous inflow of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) from across the border. India shares a 4,096–km–long border with Bangladesh.

Rajnath leading 12–member delegation consist of officials from both his ministry and the Border Security Force (BSF).The last home minister–level talks were held in New Delhi in July 2016.

“India and Bangladesh have made notable progress in transforming our land and maritime boundaries into zones of peace and tranquility. Looking forward to strengthen the bilateral relations between both the countries on the basis of friendship and trust,” Indian minister through his official twitter handle said in Delhi before leaving for Dhaka. ■

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