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India, China vow to fight terror, transnational crime

India and China vowed to deepen their bilateral cooperation in combating terrorism and fighting transnational crime.

The breakthrough was achieved after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh held talks with Meng Jianzhu, head of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs (CPLA) of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on a wide range of issues.

Following issues were discussed

  • India and China should enhance their bilateral cooperation to combat terrorism and fight transnational crime.
  • Both countries should coordinate to improve border entry and exit administration in order to facilitate people’s travel and promote stability in the region.
  • Indian is willing to deepen its bilateral cooperation with Chinese law enforcers to strengthen their relations.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is on a six-day official visit to China and is the first Indian Home Minister to visit China in a decade. Last Home Minister who had visited China in 2005 was Shivraj Patil.

Rajnath Singh’s visit to China comes in the backdrop of steady improvement of relations between both nations while they are seeking to streamline mechanisms to address the vexed border dispute.

Union Government declares NSCN(K) as terror organization

Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has declared Naga militant outfit National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) formally known as NSCN (K) as a terrorist organization.

In this regard MHA has issued an official gazette notification mentioning that

  • NSCN (K) and all its formations and front organisations have been declared as a terrorist organization under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.
  • NSCN (K) has resorted to terrorism by killing civilians and security forces and in June 2015 it was engaged in other violent activities including the attack on an Army convoy in Chandel district of Manipur.

About National Socialist Council of Nagaland- Khaplang

  • NSCN (K) came into existence in 1988 under the leadership of S.S. Khaplang.
  • It is as an offshoot of NSCN which was established with an objective of forming a sovereign state of Nagalim by unifying all the areas inhabited by the Naga people in Northeast India and Myanmar.
  • Presently NSCN-K is active along the Indo-Myanmar border and has strength of around 1,000 cadres with several camps across the border in Myanmar.