Cabinet approves MoU between India and Afghanistan for Cooperation on Police Training and Development
The Union Cabinet has approved signing of memorandum of understanding (MoU) between India and Afghanistan on Technical Cooperation on Police Training and Development.
The MoU has been approved for period of five years from date of signing. It can be extended for further period of 5 years on condition that are not further changes and or revision. It will help in capacity building of Afghanistan National Police and improving security apparatus in region.
India and Afghanistan have friendly relations and already have signed “Agreement on strategic partnership” in October, 2011. Police personnel of Afghanistan National Police have been regularly coming for training purposes in different training institutes of India.
In October 2016, Afghanistan had expressed its desire for assistance from India in field of Police training, police development, law enforcement, strengthening rule of law in Afghanistan and building sustainable long term cooperation during meeting held between delegates of Ministry of Interior Affairs, Afghanistan, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and officials of Bureau of Police Research & Development (BPR&D), India at New Delhi.