Tuesday, December 23, 2014

India, Mongolia need increased cooperation to prevent transnational crimes: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi, Dec. 19 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said that India and Mongolia need increased cooperation for effective prevention and detection of crime with the growth of global terrorism, transnational crimes like drug trafficking, smuggling of illegal arms and ammunition.

Addressing the visiting Mongolian delegation led by the Head of General Authority on Border Protection (GABP) of Mongolia, Brig. Gen. Lkhachinjav, here today, he stated that India has always shared strong historical, cultural and spiritual ties with Mongolia and the diplomatic relations between the two nations are almost 60 years old.

Singh assured all possible help to GABP like assistance in capacity building in the areas of special operations, cyber security, information technology and computers, weapons and tactics, bomb disposal, disaster management etc., and stated that India can train GABP Mongolia officers in these areas.

The Home Minister also stated that India can help GABP in building capacity by Trainer Development Programs so that they can impart skills to other members of GABP in Mongolia itself.

He further stated that both GABP and BSF work in similar terrains and face similar challenges and added that both the forces can learn from the best practices in border management followed by each force.

"Border management in high altitude and cold regions and deserts can be one of the areas of focus," he added.

Singh further said that both nations can help each other in better management of borders through exchange of technology, equipment and methodology of border management.

He said that there is a need of joint exercises between GABP and BSF in operational, training and technology exchange.

Border Management Secretary Sneh Lata Kumar, BSF Director General D.K. Pathak and other senior officers from the MHA, BSF and GABP were present on the occasion. (ANI)

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