India - Russia sign counter terrorism pact

India - Russia sign counter terrorism pact
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MOSCOW: India and Russia on Monday agreed to help each other in combating terrorism as the two partners signed a key agreement, asserting that there are no good or bad terrorists and the menace should be fought jointly.


The agreement between the two countries for cooperation in tackling all forms of terrorism was signed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Russia's Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev here after they held wide-ranging talks.


The ministers underlined that cooperation in the field of security is an important aspect of this bilateral relationship further strengthen cooperation to combat terrorism, extremism and radicalism, a statement issued by the Indian embassy said.


They agreed that terrorism must be fought unitedly and there were no good or bad terrorists, it said.


"The new agreement between India's MHA and Russia's interior ministry 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," Singh tweeted after signing the pact.


The Indian embassy statement said the two leaders agreed to cooperate in combating new challenges, enhance exchange of information, cooperate in building a data base and in training of police and investigative agencies.

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