India, China to sign first security pact

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A security pact would be signed between India and China on October 22 in Beijing in presence of Union Home Minister of India Raj Nath Singh and Public Security Minister of China, Zhao Kezhi.  The pact would focus on terrorism, narcotics, human trafficking, intelligence sharing and disaster management, .

The agreement between the two countries, according to officials, may also help New Delhi zero in on top ULFA leader Paresh Baruah who is believed to be in hiding in the India-China-Myanmar trijunction.

As per reports of the Home Ministry the Paresh Barua is hiding in the bordering areas of China and Myanmar now.

Officials said the cooperation agreement has been in the works since the 2015 visit of Rajnath Singh to Beijing. However, China turned down India’s proposal to sign an “umbrella” agreement. It wanted a redraft, suggesting sector-wise multiple agreements instead of an “umbrella” agreement.

The two countries through his treaty would be obligated towards providing  each other information regarding the security concerns.

At the event India is expected to raise China practice of issuing stapled visas to people of Arunachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir

As China works on its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) close to India’s borders and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), New Delhi will sign its first security cooperation agreement with Beijing on October 22. The pact, which focuses on terrorism, narcotics, human trafficking, intelligence sharing and disaster management, will be signed between Zhao Kezhi, China’s Minister of Public Security, and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, officials said.

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