Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla to virtually meet his Bangladesh counterpart tomorrow

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Bangladesh next month, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla and his Bangladesh counterpart Mostafa Kamal Uddin will discuss various security issues through video conferencing on Saturday.

During the video conferencing, Bhalla will discuss various security issues including crime at Indo-Bangladesh borders with Uddin. According to the sources, both top internal security officers will also have a detailed discussion on drugs, terrorism, fake currency, cattle smuggling and other threats of national security.

A meeting between these two officials has been rescheduled last year after countries raised COVID-19 related concerns. According to the sources, few more meetings at a different level is also scheduled before Modi's visit.

Bhalla at a police K9 seminar on Thursday said earlier the national security was limited only to military and defence capabilities, but now in today's time, it is no longer limited to that. He said the gap between internal security and external threats is decreasing and terrorism, drug smuggling and arms ammunition have increased the scope of internal security.

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