India, China Sign Internal Security Cooperation Agreement

New Delhi: Marking a new beginning in Indo-China relationship, Internal Security Cooperation Agreement was signed between the two countries on Monday.

A High-Level meeting co-chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh with State Councilor and Minister of Public Security of the People’s Republic of China, Zhao Kezhi, happened in Delhi.

Issues of mutual interest, including bilateral counter-terrorism cooperation, was discussed during the meeting.

An Agreement on security cooperation was also signed by the Ministry of Home Affairs of India and the Ministry of Public Security of China. This agreement is believed to strengthen and consolidate discussions and cooperation in the areas of counter-terrorism, organized crimes and drug control.

The proposed pact is also expected to cover areas of intelligence sharing, exchange programme, sharing of best practices, cooperation in disaster mitigation besides others.

This bilateral visit is from 21st October to 25th October.

The move comes just a year after a two-month-long border stand-off between the India Army and China’s People’s Liberation Army at Doklam on the India-Bhutan-China tri-junction.


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