The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 27 September 2017 approved Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Afghanistan on technical cooperation on police training and development.
The MoU will help in capacity building of Afghanistan National Police and improving the security apparatus in the region.
The MoU was approved for a period of 5 years from the date of signing the MoU. It can be extended for a further period of 5 years on the condition that there are no further changes or revisions.
India and Afghanistan enjoy friendly relations and the police personnel of Afghanistan National Police visit India regularly for training purposes in different training institutes of India. India and Afghanistan already signed an agreement on strategic partnership in October 2011.
However, at a meeting between delegates of Afghanistan and India in October 2016, Afghanistan delegates expressed their desire for assistance from India in the field of Police training, police development, law enforcement and strengthening the rule of law in Afghanistan.
In order to take this cooperation forward, both the sides agreed on this MoU through diplomatic channels.
Who: Union Cabinet
When: 27 September 2017