In­dia, Rus­sia sign agree­ment on ‘emer­gency man­age­ment’


The Govern­ment of In­dia and Govern­ment of Rus­sian Fed­er­a­tion have signed on April 10, 2013, in Moscow a reg­u­la­tion defin­ing the struc­ture, func­tions and pro­ce­dure of the joint com­mis­sion which was es­tab­lished by an agree­ment signed on De­cem­ber 21, 2010, in New Delhi in the field of emer­gency man­age­ment.

Sushilku­mar Shinde, Union Min­is­ter of Home Af­fairs, and Vladimir Puchkov, Min­is­ter of the Rus­sian Fed­er­a­tion for Civil De­fense, Emer­gen­cies and Elim­i­na­tion of Con­se­quences of Nat­u­ral Dis­as­ters have signed this agree­ment. The agree­ment will en­able both the coun­tries to help each other in the field of preven­tion and elim­i­na­tion of the con­se­quences of emer­gency sit­u­a­tions. It will fur­ther strengthen the bond of friend­ship be­tween the two coun­tries and en­hance the Indo-Rus­sian co­op­er­a­tion.

The Indo-Rus­sian Com­mis­sion will en­sure the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the agree­ment for catalysing co­op­er­a­tion in the field of emer­gency man­age­ment and con­trib­ute to the well-be­ing and safety of the peo­ple of both the coun­tries in the event of dis­as­ters and also to ex­change mu­tu­ally ben­e­fi­cial sci­en­tific and tech­ni­cal in­for­ma­tion in the area of emer­gency man­age­ment. The meet­ings of the Com­mis­sion will be al­ter­na­tively held in In­dia and Rus­sia.

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