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India, Nepal agree to set up hotline for effective coordination in checking smuggling

The two top officials had met in Kathmandu on Monday and Tuesday for the 19th annual Indo-Nepal Director General-level talks, the officials said.

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Both sides discussed measures to increase cooperation along the borders to combat smuggling, improve border management and facilitate trade, they said.

India and Nepal have decided to set up a hotline to ensure effective coordination between them to check smuggling, officials said Wednesday.

In a meeting, various matters of mutual cooperation were discussed with the chief of India’s Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, D P Dash and Director General, Customs, Nepal, Toyam Raya, they said.

The two top officials had met in Kathmandu on Monday and Tuesday for the 19th annual Indo-Nepal Director General-level talks, the officials said.

Both sides discussed measures to increase cooperation along the borders to combat smuggling, improve border management and facilitate trade, they said.

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They also agreed to establish a hotline between the two countries for effective coordination, the officials said.