The Union Government of India and Government of Russian Federation on 10 April 2013 at Moscow signed a Regulation defining the structure, functions and procedure of the Joint Commission. The regulation was established by an Agreement, which was signed on 21 December 2010 in New Delhi in the field of Emergency Management.
The agreement was signed by Vladimir Puchkov, Minister of the Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters and Sushil kumar Shinde, the Union Minister of Home Affairs.
Importance of the Agreement Signed
• This will set an environment between the two countries to help each other at times of emergency in prevention and elimination of consequences
• It will strengthen the Indo-Russian co-operation as well as the bond of friendship between the two nations
The Agreement will enhance cooperation in the field of emergency management and contribute in ensuring the safety and well-being of the people of both countries at times of disasters. Both the countries will also exchange the technical and scientific information in areas of emergency management that is mutually beneficial for both sides.
Indo-Russian Commission is the body that will look forward for proper implementation of the agreement to catalyze the cooperation between the two nations. The joint-commission’s meets will be held alternatively in Indian and Russia.