The Union Cabinet on 22 November 2017 gave its approval for signing of an agreement on cooperation between India and Russia to combat all forms of terrorism and organised crime. The cabinet was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The agreement is proposed to be signed during the visit of Indian Delegation led by Home Minister Rajnath Singh to Russia from 27-29 November 2017.
• India and Russia have a long history of close cooperation in international forum on matters of mutual interest.
• With the rise in terrorism and organized crime across the world, it is imperative for the two nations to work together to combat all forms of terrorism.
• The proposed agreement, which will replace the agreement of October, 1993, is a step towards consolidating the benefits accrued in the field of security and seeks to jointly fight the new and evolving risks and threats.
• The Agreement would reinforce the relationship between India and Russia through exchange and sharing of information, expertise, best practices and would help curb terrorism and enhance security in the region.
Who: Union Cabinet