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India, Nepal seek ways to contain Maoist conflict

India and Nepal were close to finalising a treaty on Wednesday for faster extradition of terror suspects to help tackle a Maoist insurgency in the Himalayan kingdom that is threatening to spill into India. Officials said the two sides were also discussing a proposal to introduce identity cards for people crossing the 1,580-km long open border to stop the free movement of the Maoists who have developed links with underground left-wing groups in India. “Both our nations are concerned about the security situation, and the threat from these terrorists,” said an Indian interior ministry official. “We want to quickly put in place a set of measures that will help us deal with this problem.” Full Story

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