India and Russia on 27 November 2017 signed an agreement to help each other in combating terrorism. The agreement was signed by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Russia's Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev in Moscow after they held wide-ranging talks.
This new agreement between India and Russia will replace the October 1993 agreement between both the countries. This agreement will help in expanding and deepening cooperation on issues related to internal security.
During the meeting, both the sides also emphasized the strength of the relationship between India and Russia that has been consolidate over the past 70 years in all areas.
Joint Action Plan between India and Russia
Indian and Russian representatives also signed a joint action plan for countering the threat posed by narcotics. This agreement will provide legal framework for bilateral cooperation in this field.
The joint action plan was signed by Indian ambassador to Russia Pankaj Saran and Deputy Minister for Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation Igor Zubov.
This is an updated and more comprehensive agreement for help in security related issues, including information technology crimes, counterfeiting currency, illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, human trafficking, economic crimes, etc.
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