Nepal on Tuesday assured India that it will not allow its territory to be used for anti-India activities, as New Delhi raised security concerns, including the use of its land to inject counterfeit currency into the country.

Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao, who is on a visit to Kathmandu, said India and Nepal are in constant touch with each other over issues linked to security concerns.

“We are ready to assist Nepal in addressing our shared security concerns based on the request made by Nepal,” Ms. Rao told reporters here, wrapping up her two-day maiden visit to Kathmandu on Tuesday as the Foreign Secretary.

The top Indian diplomat said she had raised India’s security concerns with officials and the use of Nepalese territory for anti-India activities and the Nepalese side unequivocally reiterated their commitment that such activities will not be allowed.

She said that the issue of fake Indian currency being pushed into India also figured during her talks with Home Minister Bhim Rawal. The Nepalese side assured her that they will take necessary measures in the matter.

Nepal has assured that they will investigate all such case as seriously as the government of India does, she stressed.

Ms. Rao, who also met Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal , expressed confidence that the relations between the two countries will grow from “strength to strength”.

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