India, Russia ink anti-terror pact

India and Russia today agreed to help each other in combating terrorism.

The agreement between the two countries for cooperation in tackling all forms of terrorism was signed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Russia’s Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev in Moscow after they held wide-ranging talks.

The two strategic partners asserted that there were no good or bad terrorists and the menace should be fought
jointly.

During the meeting, the ministers emphasized the strength of the relationship between India and Russia that has been consolidated over the past 70 years in all areas.

A statement issued by the Indian embassy in Moscow said, the two ministers emphasized that cooperation in the field of security was an important aspect of this bilateral relationship.

Indian and Russian representatives also signed a joint action plan for countering the threat posed by narcotics.

This agreement will provide legal framework for bilateral cooperation in this field.

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