India and Nepal to share intelligence ahead of polls

April 9th, 2008 - 4:41 pm ICT by admin  

Banbasa (Uttarakhand)/Kanchanpur (Nepal), Apr 9 (ANI): Indian and Nepali intelligence agencies have agreed to share intelligence on security issues ahead of the April 10 polls in Nepal.
Indian security personnel at Banbasa, in Uttarakhand, said that they are in constant touch with their Nepali counterparts at Kanchanpur. “We are in touch with our counterparts in Nepal. We have agreed to fully cooperate with each other. We have agreed to intelligence information sharing,” said Gulshan Kumar Sharma, Commandant, Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).
Commandant Sharma said that combing operations are being carried out and, joint patrolling by the security forces of India and Nepal is also taking place.
Security personnel on both sides of the border are on a high alert. All precautionary steps are being taken to ensure no spill over effect on Indian side from polls in Nepal.
The landmark elections in Nepal will elect a Constituent Assembly that is likely to make Nepal a republic, abolishing nearly 240 years old of monarchy. (ANI)

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