India-China to exchange security strategies


New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday initiated his 6-day visit to China. He is scheduled for a discussion in the Public Security University regarding India-China concerns on security training difficulties.

Singh reached China last night and has already met Fan Jingyu, the ruling secretary of Communist Party of China’s University unit, to deliberate about issues concerning training of police officers.

The significance of his trip is that in nearly a decade, he is the first Indian Home Minister to visit China. He is scheduled to meet Guo Shengkun the Public Security Minister of China, today.

The visit is expected to enhance the already improving relations between both the countries. The countries are also rationalising devices to address the displeased border dispute.

Singh tweeted his objective before leaving for the visit, to promote reinforcement of traditional and mutual education for better appreciation between India-China. He also anticipated deepening of mutual understanding and trust between the neighbouring countries.

His trip to China is predicted to develop confidence and strengthen political ties with the country, which was initiated by President Xi Jinping’s visit to India early this month, followed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to China.

He is scheduled to reach Shanghai on Saturday where he would meet the security officials of Communist Party and address a meeting of the Indian Association of Shanghai.

A Chinese-English daily had reported that India has asked China to share their strategy in dealing with jihad activities in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

“In turn, the Indian government, which has gathered considerable intelligence in Pakistan, may also provide terrorism-related intelligence in Xinjiang to China,” said Sun Shihai, vice director of Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, to the daily.

The similarity of threats created among the neighbouring countries is compelling and is helping the countries learn from their experiences and help each other.