Kathmandu: Officials from India and Nepal on Thursday began a three-day security dialogue during which the two sides will discuss several issues including fake currency racket, illegal cross-border trade and security cooperation.

The meeting at joint secretary level began in Pokhara, Nepal's western picturesque city. According to Foreign Ministry sources, the entire security related issues between the two countries including fake Indian currency racket, cross border criminal activities, illegal trade and security assistance to Nepal are being discussed during the meeting.

The Nepalese delegation is led by Dipak Dhital, Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, while the Indian delegation is led by Akhilesh Mishra, Joint Secretary (North).

"The meeting will dwell on the Indian security assistance to Nepal, exchange of information on crimes and terrorism," Dhital told reporters at the end of Thursday’s meeting.

More than a dozen officials from ministries of Home, Foreign and Defence from the two countries are participating in the ninth meeting of Nepal-India Bilateral Consultative Groups of Security Issues, officials said.

Nepal is also likely to ask India to resume defence supplies as agreed during the earlier meetings, sources said.

India had halted supply of military equipments to Nepal during the direct rule of the then King Gyanendra in 2005.