India, Bangladesh agreed to cooperate on intelligence sharing, border security

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Who: India and Bangladesh
Where: Dhaka
What: Agreed to cooperate on intelligence sharing, border security
When: 17 November 2015

India and Bangladesh on 17 November 2015 agreed to share information on terrorists and insurgent threats. The decision was made during the meet of Home Secretaries of the India and Bangladesh, Rajiv Mehrishi and Md. Mozammel Haque Khan, in Dhaka.

During the two-day meet, the two home secretaries had talks on reviewing internal security and other cross-border issues.

Some decisions made at the meet includes
• India assured Bangladesh that it will provide information immediately if they get any information on militancy.
• Two nations agreed to reduce the incidents of Bangladeshi national being detained by Indian border forces to zero figure through educating people to abide by all international regulations relating to cross-border movement.
• India assured Bangladesh to cooperate it in stopping cross-border drug smuggling. Bangladesh is a non-narcotics producing country and thus sought Indian cooperation in this regard.
• Bangladesh assured India that it will cooperate to completely stop influx of fake Indian currency, cattle smuggling and illegal infiltration.
• Bangladesh assured India that it will not allow any Indian separatist group to run camps inside Bangladesh.

The Home Secretaries of the two nations met within a week after extradition of separatist United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) leader Anup Chetia from Bangladesh and subsequent deportation of one of Bangladesh’s most wanted criminals, Nur Hossain, from India.

Bangladesh and India share a border that is longer than 4000 km (2,485 miles) and some sections are porous. The formal demarcation of the borders between the two nations happened in 2015 with coming in effect of Land Boundary Agreement, 1974.