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India-US Homeland Security Dialogue

India-US Homeland Security Dialogue- Relevance for UPSC Exam

  • GS Paper 2: International Relations- Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.

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India-US Homeland Security Dialogue- Context

  • Recently, the Senior Officers Meeting of the India-US Homeland Security Dialogue was held in virtual mode.
  • India-US Homeland Security meeting was co-chaired by the Home Secretary (GoI), and Under Secretary for Strategy, Policy and Plans, Department of Homeland Security, (Govt of USA).
    • The meeting was also attended by other senior officials of both countries.

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India-US Homeland Security Dialogue- Key Points

  • Mutual Cooperation: At India-US Homeland Security Dialogue, both sides reviewed the ongoing cooperation and identified further steps in advancing cooperation in areas such as-
    • Counter-terrorism,
    • Cyber security,
    • Securing critical infrastructure and global supply chains,
    • Maritime security,
    • Aviation security,
    • Customs enforcement and trade security.
  • Creating Institutional Mechanism: At India-US Homeland Security Dialogue, both sides agreed that the existing sub-groups under the Homeland Security Dialogue meet separately in the coming months.
    • The sub-groups would deliberate and explore how ongoing cooperation can be strengthened further. These sub-groups to be established on-
      • Law enforcement engagement,
      • Securing global supply chains,
      • Aviation security,
      • Investigative cooperation, and
      • Capacity building and training
    • The India-US Homeland Security Dialogue meeting concluded with both sides expressing satisfaction with the ongoing partnership.
    • Cooperating in areas of mutual concern: At India-US Homeland Security Dialogue, both US and India also agreed to deepen bilateral engagement and collaboration in all areas of mutual concern.
    • Upgrading to Ministerial level Dialogue: At India-US Homeland Security Dialogue, the two sides are also expected to hold the Ministerial-level Homeland Security Dialogue later this year.

 

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