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Cabinet approves MoU between India and Australia on Combating International Terrorism

May 18, 2017 16:37 IST

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Australia on Cooperation in Combating International Terrorism and Transnational Organised Crime.

The proposed MoU is aimed to strengthen the relationship between India and Australia and bring peace and stability in the region through the exchange of information, expertise, experience and capacity building.

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Key Highlights

• The agreement is an effective framework to deal with all the issues that require interaction and cooperation in the identified areas.

• The mutual cooperation would assist in the institutional interactions between the two countries.

• Once in force, the MoU would help in curbing and combating International Terrorism and Transnational Organised Crime.

Besides this, the Cabinet also gave its approval to the faculty exchange agreement signed between the National Defence College in New Delhi and National Defence College in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The main aim of the pact is to encourage regular exchange programmes and establish sustainable mechanisms between the two defence colleges with the objective of enhancing mutual cooperation in the field of national security, development and strategic studies.

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