New Delhi, Oct 5: Germany on Monday signed a deal with India to share its expertise and technology in border magement, in a development that may give boost to the campaign against illegal migration and counterfeit currency smuggling from across the intertiol borders.
Both sides also signed the joint declaration of intent on cooperation in the field of disaster magement.
“The MoU on security cooperation is a strategic initiative between India and Germany. It proposes to intensify cooperation in countering terrorism in all its form, including recruitment, fincing, terrorist propaganda, training and terrorist movements; countering organized crime, preventing and combating unlawful production/extraction of any rcotic and psychotropic substances,” said Minister of State for Home, Kiren Rijiju.
The MoU also covers areas of border protection, aviation security, cyber crime, illegal migration and counterfeit currency. German Parliamentary State Secretary at the Ministry of Interior, Dr. Gunter Krings signed the MoU.
Under the umbrella of this MoU, there will be exchange of information, technological expertise and cooperation on basic and advanced training of security.
The joint declaration of intent on cooperation in the field of disaster magement seeks to deepen and develop cooperation in the field of disaster magement through exchange of information, processing technologies and other Scientific/Technological expertise.
The joint cooperation will provide training and capacity building of first responders in civil defence, urban search and rescue, fire services and medical field.
Rijiju expressed hope that Germany will overcome its reluctance on inking the bilateral Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) which will pave the way for deportation of crimils.