Bangladesh Home Minister to visit India on August 7; dialogue with Amit Shah

Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan will visit India on August 7 during which he will hold bilateral talks with Home Minister Amit Shah, who is expected to flag issues like illegal immigration and anti-terror cooperation, officials said. This will be the first interaction that Shah will have with a foreign leader after assuming charge as the countrys home minister two months ago. Khan will have bilateral talks with the home minister on August 7 when issues concerning both the countries will be discussed threadbare, a Home Ministry official told PTI on Sunday. Shah is known to have a tough stand on the issue of unabated illegal immigration from Bangladesh. Anti-terror cooperation, movement of illegal immigrants, and smuggling of cattle, arms and ammunition and a few other issues are expected to be discussed in Shahs dialogue with Khan. Also read: The delegation-level talks will also be attended by top internal security officials of India and Bangladesh. During the delegation-level dialogue, steps to be taken to strengthen the existing mechanism to check movement of illegal immigrants and smuggling of cattle, narcotics and other items through the porous Indo-Bangla border will figure prominently, another official said. India shares a 4,096-km-long border with Bangladesh.