US envoy discusses security matters with Rajnath

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New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) US Ambassador to India Richard Verma on Frida, called on Home Minister Rajnath Singh to discuss security matters concerning both countries.

“The Ambassador of the United States to India Mr. Richard Verma called on the HM in New Delhi today,” said a tweet from the home ministry’s official handle HMO India.

Rajnath Singh and Verma are said to have discussed about the India-US Homeland Security Dialogue scheduled to be held in June, an official source later said.

The dialogue was drawn up as a major mechanism to enhance security cooperation and discuss building capacity in cybersecurity between two countries especially after the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks.

The home minister and the US counterpart meet every year for the dialogue alternatively in New Delhi and Washington.

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Both countries, through the US homeland security department and Indian home ministry, have close cooperation and share intelligence on terrorists and terror outfits operating in Indian sub-continent.

Both sides also exchange information related to critical infrastructure protection and matters on countering illicit finance, global supply chain security, megacity policing, and science and technology, official sources said.



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