India is all set to overhaul its security cooperation agreement with China and further liberalise visa norms for the neighbouring country.
- MoU signed in 2005 between the Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Public Security, People’s Republic of China, is being revisited to expand its scope.
- The MoU was signed for exchange of security-related information to combat terrorism.
- The new agreement will factor in contemporary global threats like the Islamic State, as many Chinese nationals are also learnt to have joined the extremist outfit.
- India-China share experience on anti-hijacking, hostage-like situations and coordinate positions on anti-terrorism endeavours at regional and multilateral levels.
- China is among the top five nations which have expressed interest in doing business in India.