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.