The police chiefs of Bangladesh and India today decided to establish designated nodal points for enhancing joint work against terrorist entities, including global terrorist groups as well as other fugitives.
The decision was taken at the first-ever delegation-level virtual dialogue between the police chiefs of the two countries to further strengthen the relationship of the two forces.
"As a step towards that, designated nodal points would be established for timely and effective handling and response to existing as well as emerging security and counter-terrorism challenges," the Indian home ministry said in a statement.
"Both sides agreed to enhance their work jointly against terrorist entities, including global terrorist groups, as well as other fugitives wherever they are present and active," it said.
Both sides reiterated the need for sharing real-time intelligence and feedback through the designated points while appreciating each other's ongoing action against insurgent groups operating in the region, according to the statement.
The scope of enhanced coordination to combat trans-border criminal activities, including smuggling of drugs, Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN), arms and ammunition and human trafficking, were also discussed at the meeting, it said.
Both sides emphasised the importance of the new high level mechanism at the level of police chiefs as the dialogue concluded with assurances of greater cooperation on both the sides to address all security challenges in future.
The meeting of police chiefs of the two countries was held virtually and in a shorter format due to the limitations imposed by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.