India, Myanmar hold home secretary-level talks

March 7th, 2008 - 10:22 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) An Indian delegation led by Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta Friday met a visiting Myanmar team headed by that country’s Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Brigadier General Phone Swe here, and discussed issues ranging from border security to cross-border projects. The two countries talked about security-related matters, smuggling of arms and narcotic drugs, effective border management, border trade and cross-border projects, home ministry sources said.

This is the 14th round of annual home secretary level talks between the two countries and will conclude Monday. The previous round of talks was held in Myanmar in February 2007.

In the past, India has expressed concern over terrorists crossing over to Myanmar after conducting operations in the country and the presence of terrorist training camps in Myanmar among other issues.

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