India and China signed the first security cooperation agreement on Oct. 22, which will strengthen and consolidate mutual cooperation in the fight against terrorism, organized crime, drug control, trafficking in human beings and information exchange. The agreement also marks a new beginning in relations between the two countries.
The agreement was signed by Indian Interior Minister Rajenath Singh and Chinese State Councilor and Public Security Minister Zhao Kezhi, the Hindustan Times website reported on October 22.
Reported that before the signing of the agreement, Rajenath Singh and Zhao Kezhi co-chaired the first high-level meeting on law enforcement security. Zhao Kezhi visited India in from October 21st to 25th and will also go to Mumbai.
Reported that the Indian Ministry of the Interior said in a statement that the two sides discussed anti-terrorism cooperation, and look forward to the two countries to strengthen cooperation in the field of security.
Reported that members of the Indian delegation include the Interior Secretary Rajiv Gauba, Intelligence Director Rajiv Jain and senior officials of the Ministry of the Interior and other departments. Interior minister Gielen Rigiju attended the signing ceremony.
Indian Interior Ministry officials said there was a memorandum of understanding between the two countries between 2005 and 2015.
The official said the agreement reached after the high-level meeting could lead to a future agreement between China and India on the exchange of prisoners.
According to the report, there is no extradition treaty between China and India, and there is no agreement to exchange prisoners.
Reported that earlier in the day, the Chinese delegation also met with national security adviser Agit Doval and the commander of the Central Reserve Police Force R. R. Batnager.
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