As part of his 3-day visit to Russia, Shri Rajnath Singh, Home Minister of India met with Mr. Nikolai Patrushev, Secretary, Security Council of Russian Federation on 27 November, 2017. The two sides reinforced that determination to further strengthen their cooperation in the sectors of security and counter-terrorism. They also reviewed the implementation of the Agreement on Information Security signed in October 2016. Both sides welcomed the ongoing cooperation and the regular exchange of visits between the two National Security Councils.
Later in the day, Shri Rajnath Singh met Mr. Vladimir Puchkov, Minister for the Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation and held detailed discussions on cooperation in disaster management. They noted the good progress made on the Agreement on Disaster Management signed in 2010. Both the sides agreed that EMERCOM of Russia would cooperate with India in the establishment of an Indian National Crisis Management Centre. The Ministers also agreed on a programme of training of specialists and sharing of each others experiences as well as best practices in the field of disaster management. The two Ministers signed a Joint Implementation Plan for the years 2018-19 for cooperation in disaster management.
28 November, 2017