Cabinet approves India-US pact on law enforcement training

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New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) between India and the USA on law enforcement training to boost security-related matters under the aegis of the India-US Homeland Security Dialogue.

The MoC will be signed between the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC), USA, and Bureau of Police Research & Development (BPR&D), India.

According to the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the MoC will help in improving the standards of training, training materials and quality of trainers, which will go a long way in improving the functioning of police forces in the country and realising the concept of SMART Police.

“India and the United States share common interest to fight terrorism and transnational crimes in all their forms and manifestations and to prevent the continued growth of terrorist organisations,” said a statement.

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India and the US also shared a common interest in protecting the homeland and vital infrastructure and preventing disruption of the global supply chain by terrorist attacks, it added.

–IANS

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