The Russian Minister of Internal Affairs, General Colonel of Police Vladimir Kolokoltsev has held talks in New Delhi with the Minister of the Home Office Rajnath Singh. They discussed the potential for cooperation between the two agencies in countering terrorism and cybercrime.
“Remembering the close and friendly relations with Russia, the Indian minister of Home Affairs observed that our good relations have been reinforced and strengthened, and India continues to view Russia as a privileged strategic partner”, stated a press release from the Indian ministry.
Participants at the meeting agreed that terrorism continues to present a serious danger to the international community. In particular, the growing threat of the Islamic State terrorist organization was also noted, which is expanding its operations into cyberspace and is actively disseminating its ideas. For closer cooperation in the war against terror the Russian and Indian ministers agreed to establish an expert group whose main task will be to exchange information in the field of special training preparation for military personal and also exchanges among specialists.
It was announced, in addition to the war against terror, the bilateral discussions also touched on a wide range of issues including countering extremism, crimes involved advanced technology and information technology, cyber security, and also narcotic related crimes.
The parties agreed to stimulate tourism between the countries by simplifying visa requirements.
First published in Russian by Rossiyskaya Gazeta.
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