India-Nepal BCGSI meeting discusses security concerns
KATHMANDU — A meeting of the India-Nepal Bilateral Consultative Group on Security Issues (BCGSI) was held in Bengaluru on Thursday.
On this 14th meeting of the group Indian delegation was led by Anurag Srivastava, Joint Secretary (North), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, and the Nepalese delegation was led by Tirtha Raj Wagle, Joint Secretary (South Asia), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Nepal.
The delegations comprised officials from respective Ministries of Defence, Foreign Affairs, Home Affairs, Directorates of the Indian Army and the Nepal Army and from the National Disaster Management Authority.
Discussions covered issues relating to mutual security concerns, training and capacity building requirements of defence forces of Nepal, according to a statement issued by India’s Ministry of External Affairs.
Likewise, the meeting also discussed cooperation in disaster management, requirements of Nepal Army for various defence stores, exchange of experts/instructors, exchange of high level and functional level visits, joint expeditions and adventure sports activities and information sharing, it said.