India and Nepal on 1 June 2013 agreed to address each other’s security concerns and curb illegal activities across the open border. The agreement took place during the annual Home Secretary-level talks held in Kathmandu.
Both nations agreed to increase vigilance and cooperation in border areas against criminal activities such as human and drug trafficking, smuggling of Indian counterfeit currency and trade in illegal substances. The Indian Delegation was led by Home secretary RK Singh, while the Nepali delegation was led by his counterpart Navin Kumar Ghimere.
India also drew Nepal’s attention to the continued trade in banned red sandalwood from India to Tibet via Nepali routes.