Minister of Public security of China, Zhao Kezhi is scheduled to visit India the coming month and to hold bilateral talks with Home Minister of India, Rajnath Singh. Both leaders are expected to discuss a number of bilateral and regional issues including internal security cooperation.
Zhao Kezhi, China’s Minister of Public Security looks after day to day law enforcement and also commands about 19 lakh personnel whereas, India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh is the head of eight central armed police forces comprising nearly 10 lakh service personnel.
A Home Ministry official said that during the visit of Chinese leader an agreement on internal security cooperation between the two countries will be signed. The pact is expected to cover areas of intelligence sharing exchange programme, sharing of best practices, cooperation in disaster mitigation and others.
For the first time, India and China will sign an internal security cooperation agreement during the forthcoming visit of China’s Minister of Public Security, marking a new beginning in bilateral relations, officials said on September 24.https://t.co/u5kiu8HypO
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The official said that a team of Chinese delegation visited India on August 28 to hold the discussions on the visit of Chinese Minister of Public Security and the proposed agreement on internal security cooperation between the two countries.
Earlier, the Defence Minister of China also visited India in the third week of August and had meeting on bilateral, regional and border management issues with the Defence Minister of India. During his visit, he agreed to establish multiple hotlines between defence ministers and Armies of both countries to strengthen the relations.
An year ago, the armies of both countries faced a two month long standoff at Doklam trijunction, that was resolved through peace talks. The Ice between India and China relations started melting after Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi visited China for informal summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Wuhan. Both the leaders here agreed for a new start in improving relations.
Both leaders have met several times in recent months, which reflects that the relations are strengthening in a better way between two old Asian rivals.