India and the United Arab Emirates sign security pact

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    India-UAE to sign security cooperation pact

    The government today agreed to sign a pact on security cooperation with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for establishing an institutional framework to fight terrorism.

    The decision was taken at a meeting of the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

    "The agreement will establish an institutional framework for cooperation between India and UAE in their fight against terrorism in all its forms," Home Minister P Chidambaram told reporters after the meeting.

    The agreement is likely to help in curbing activities of terrorists and organized criminal groups indulging in drug and human trafficking, besides dealing in weapons, ammunition, explosives, and radioactive and nuclear materials.

    Money laundering, circulation of counterfeit notes and cyber crime will also be addressed, he added.

    It will also provide for mutual technical assistance including exchange of professional expertise and training of security and law enforcement personnel and organising seminars and conferences, Chidambaram said.

    The government has earlier signed similar agreements and Memorandum Of Understandings (MoUs) with Cambodia, Cyprus and Vietnam.

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    Tharoor visits Dubai, discusses bilateral ties


    New Delhi (IANS): On his first official foreign tour after assuming office, Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor Tuesday met with senior ministers of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) during his day-long visit to Dubai.

    Tharoor arrived in Dubai Tuesday on way to Yemen, where he will represent India at the council of ministers meeting of the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation.

    Tharoor met with Minister for Foreign Trade Sheikha Lubna and Minister for Cabinet Affairs Mohammad Al Gergawi and reviewed bilateral relations and discussed opportunities to intensify them.

    Tharoor also attended a dinner hosted in his honour by the Indian consul general, a press statement issued here said.

    The dinner was attended by Arab dignitaries, business leaders and Indian community members, with UAE Education Minister Sheikh Nahyan being the chief guest.

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    gulfnews : UAE and India to sign security, prisoner accords

    Abu Dhabi: The UAE and India are about to sign two significant agreements on security and transfer of prisoners.

    The India-UAE Foreign Office Consultations (FOC), which were held on Sunday in Abu Dhabi, were to review the current status of three proposed agreements.

    Indian Ambassador M.K. Lokesh told Gulf News after the meeting that it was decided that the agreements would be expedited.

    Lokesh said both sides had almost finalised the two agreements — one about security co-operation between the two nations, and the other for the transfer of prisoners.

    In July Gulf News reported that the UAE and India were drawing up an agreement to allow prisoners to be transferred between the two countries.

    Dr Anwar Mohammad Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, led the UAE delegation and Vijayalatha Reddy, Secretary (East) in the Indian Ministry of External Affairs, led the Indian delegation in the consultations.

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    Lokesh said the proposed security co-operation agreement had been designed to ensure the exchange of information on security matters between both countries.

    The proposed agreement on those who have been sentenced would allow the transfer of prisoners between the two countries, he said. The agreement would enable Indian convicts in the UAE to serve their sentences in their home country, the ambassador said. He said there were about 1,300 Indians in UAE jails. A few were convicted and the others were on trial or in detention.

    The Indian ambassador said negotiations were continuing on a proposed agreement on mutual assistance in customs matters. A delegation from UAE Customs was currently visiting India as part of the negotiations, he said.

    The agreements would be signed at the ministerial level, the ambassador said.

    A spokesman for the Indian Embassy said in a statement that those who took part in the high-level consultations, held after a long time, agreed to increase the number of visits between the two countries, to consolidate the excellent relationship at the political level.

    The spokesman underscored the need for an early convening of the ministerial level India-UAE Joint Commission, which last met in 2007.

    Those at the negotiations said they were satisfied with the rate of growth in trade and economic links between the two countries, which had become major trading partners for each other, a spokesman said.
     
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    How much more cryptic can you be? Looks like the "security pact" will be a secret pact as well. :D
     
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    India and the United Arab Emirates sign security pact - The Times of India
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    Nov 23, 2011, 12.59PM IST IANS
    NEW DELHI : In a major boost to their bilateral ties, India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)Wednesday signed two agreements, including one on combating terrorism in all forms and organised crimes.
    Home Minister P. Chidambaram and his UAE counterpart Lt. Gen. Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan signed the agreements, the second one being on transfer of sentenced persons.
    The two leaders also held discussions on "issues pertaining to bilateral security cooperation between two countries", a home ministry spokesperson said.
    The spokesperson said the agreement on security cooperation seeks to strengthen and develop the existing bilateral framework and mechanism to enhance ties in areas such as "combating terrorism in all forms".
    The pact also seeks to address activities of organised criminal groups, drug trafficking, illicittrafficking in weapons, ammunition, explosives and initiatives on training of police personnel.
     
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    India, UAE sign security pact

    India, UAE sign security pact

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    NEW DELHI: In a major boost to their bilateral ties, India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Wednesday signed two agreements, including one on combating terrorism in all forms and organised crimes.

    Home Minister P. Chidambaram and his UAE counterpart Lt. Gen. Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan signed the agreements, the second one being on transfer of sentenced persons.

    The two leaders also held discussions on "issues pertaining to bilateral security cooperation between two countries", a home ministry spokesperson said.

    The spokesperson said the agreement on security cooperation seeks to strengthen and develop the existing bilateral framework and mechanism to enhance ties in areas such as "combating terrorism in all forms".

    The pact also seeks to address activities of organised criminal groups, drug trafficking, illicit trafficking in weapons, ammunition, explosives and initiatives on training of police personnel.

    The agreement on transfer of sentenced persons provides the framework to facilitate their social rehabilitation in their respective countries by giving citizens, who have been convicted and sentenced, the opportunity to serve the sentence in their own society.

    The two sides reiterated their commitment for enhanced cooperation in the investigation of mutually relevant criminal cases and sharing of relevant information on them.

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