India is offering assistance in various capacity-building programmes to Nepal

India and Nepal on Thursday held their fourteenth bilateral consultative group meeting on security issues (BCGSI) in Bengaluru.

During the meeting, both sides discussed issues related to mutual security concerns, training and capacity building requirements of defence forces of Nepal, cooperation in disaster management, the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.

They also discussed issues related to requirements of the Nepal Army for various defence stores, exchange of experts and instructors, exchange of high level and functional level visits, joint expeditions and adventure sports activities and information sharing.

At the meeting, while the Indian delegation was led by Anurag Srivastava, Joint Secretary (North), Ministry of External Affairs, the Nepalese delegation was led by Tirtha Raj Wagle, Joint Secretary (South Asia), Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The delegations comprised officials from respective Ministries of Defence, Foreign Affairs, Home Affairs, Directorates of the Indian Army and the Nepal Army and the National Disaster Management Authority, the MEA said.