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India, UAE agree to crack down on terrorism, radicalisation


Abu Dhabi: In a significant move, India and the UAE on Monday agreed to cooperate in cracking down on terrorism and radicalisation, including the use of religion to justify, support and sponsor terrorism against other countries.

2015-08-17_2145In a joint statement issued after talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, India and the UAE also agreed to promote investment through the establishment of a UAE-India Infrastructure Investment Fund of $75 billion for supporting projects in India in the sector of railways, ports, roads, airports and industrial corridors and parks.

The statement said the visit of an Indian prime minister to UAE after 34 years marks the beginning of a new and comprehensive strategic partnership.

The two nations rejected extremism and any link between religion and terrorism.

Both sides condemned efforts to use religion to justify, support and sponsor terrorism against other countries. They denounced and opposed terrorism in all forms and manifestations.

India and the UAE call on all states to dismantle terrorism infrastructure where they exist and bring perpetrators of terrorism to justice, according to brief points of the joint statement tweeted by external affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup under the hashtag #TogetheronTerror.

India and the UAE will enhance cooperation in counter-terrorism operations, intelligence sharing and capacity-building.

India and the UAE agreed to work together for the adoption of India’s proposal on Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism in the United Nations.

Both sides agreed to work together to control, regulate and share information on flow of funds that affect radicalization.

Both will strengthen cooperation in law enforcement, anti-money laundering, drug trafficking, extradition arrangements.

Both will promote cooperation in cyber security, including prevention of use of cyber for terrorism, radicalisation and disturbing social harmony.

Both are to establish a dialogue between their National Security Advisers and their National Security Councils. The NSAs are to meet every six months.

The joint statement marks a tectonic shift of the UAE away from Pakistan, said sources.

The agreement on terrorism would also help plug all loopholes used by terrorists like Dawood Ibrahim to use the UAE to secretly plant their funds to further terrorism in India.13373985543_c7d6f85357_o

India and the UAE are to cooperate to strengthen maritime security in the Gulf and the Indian Ocean Region.

India and the UAE are to strengthen defence relations, including through regular exercises and cooperation in defence manufacturing.

India welcomed the UAE’s decision to participate in the International Fleet Review in India in 2016.

India and the UAE are to establish a strategic security dialogue between the two governments, which calls on all nations to fully respect and sincerely implement their commitment to resolve disputes bilaterally and peacefully without resorting to violence and terrorism.

On trade and investment, India and the UAE have agreed to set up a revised target of increasing trade by 60 percent in the next five years.

In strategic energy sector, both agreed to promote strategic partnership in the energy sector, including through the UAE’s participation in India in the development of strategic petroleum reserves, upstream and downstream petroleum sectors, and collaboration in third countries.

Both countries agreed to promote cooperation in space, including in joint development and launch of satellites.

In nuclear energy, India and the UAE are to will cooperate in peaceful uses of nuclear energy including in areas like safety, health, agriculture and science and technology.

On UNSC reforms, both sides sought early reforms of the UN in its 70th anniversary year. PM Modi thanked the UAE for support for India’s permanent membership.

The prime minister thanked the UAE for its strong support to the International Day of Yoga on June 21.

Modi also thanked the crown prince for his decision to allot land for construction of a temple in Abu Dhabi.


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Enterprise Succeeds When it is Built on Partnership

Success today is built on partnership.

An enterprise will succeed if its leader knew how to bring the best out of all members of the organisation and create an ethos that makes everybody. Pixabay


In the Age of Knowledge that we live in many old concepts of management of an enterprise including those revolving around leadership, employer-employee relationship and the role of hierarchy in the organisation, have received a severe knock. Among the key determinants of the new norm are the recognition that a leader must rely on knowledge-based decision making and not personal ‘charisma’ for moving ahead, acceptance of the importance of lateral rather than ‘vertical’ interactions for improving the output and a realisation that in the competitive environ ‘time’ had to be regarded as a precious ‘resource’ — apart from manpower and funds. In these times, an enterprise will succeed if its leader knew how to bring the best out of all members of the organisation and create an ethos that makes everybody — high or low in the hierarchy — feel that they were contributing to its progress. In a word, success today is built on partnership.

It is fascinating to find that what is being presented as the framework of ‘best practices’ in the contemporary literature on management was quietly in play in our Intelligence organisation at the national level. The latter has always functioned on the basic premise that even a junior operator in the field considered himself or herself as the extended arm of the chief and carried out the task ahead with a confidence about success — and not with any fear of failure. Three things working here for the individual are — that it was a team work in which all had stakes, that there will be no ‘issue’ of credit sharing and that the line of consultation for guidance was open right to the top all the time.

The success of an enterprise is built on partnership. Pixabay

Organisations today are struggling to establish the ethos of ‘partnership’ in their systems. Status-bound bureaucracy that would resist a switch over to the modern requirement of ‘flat’ organisations, skewed boss-subordinate relationships and a general reluctance to create internal transparency in the enterprise — subject, of course, to the call of security — continue to obstruct the move towards an organisational setting that built the environ of ‘partnership’. An Intelligence organisation is free of these impediments and that is why its achievements become the success of the entity as a whole while its ‘failures’, whenever these become a matter of public discourse, never invite criticism of its internal management as such.

In the business world, ‘partnership’ is rightly being mentioned as the mantra of success — it embraces the entire circle of stakeholders, vendors and employees and, in what is a new age realisation, seeks to bring in channel partners and customers in the loop as well. Decades ago, Toyota became the world leaders of the automobile industry by making the worker at the assembly line feel like a ‘partner’ in business and send up his feed back on any ‘deficiency’ of the process that seemed to call for remedial attention.

A vendor should not be treated as a mere supplier of products and services but should be made to feel sufficiently involved in understanding the business of the corporate body and should, in fact, be encouraged to develop the mindset of a partner who was prepared for a long range relationship. Interaction with stakeholders should be frequent enough and purposeful in terms of pooling together their readings of the business situation — particularly in regard to any future advantage or risk. Partnership creates a convergence on business aims and performance evaluation. In an environ of partnership, even taking crucial decisions about a ‘course correction’ or ‘diversification’ becomes easy.

In the enterprise world, ‘partnership’ embraces the entire circle of stakeholders, vendors and employees. Pixabay

The concept of partnership is the universal recipe for progress not only for a business enterprise but also in other spheres of national life such as education, health and development. Partnership of parents and teachers, of the students and the administrators running distance education programmes and that of educational institutions and the policy makers, are all required for improving the systems. On the health front, the emerging importance of preventive healthcare makes it necessary for the medical fraternity to encourage and help the state in sponsoring schemes that would benefit the average citizen. A democratic dispensation works for the development as well as an equal protection of law for all and there should be a non-political response from all sections of the society as well as the people in public life on these two important functions of the state. There should certainly be no politics on matters of national security since everybody — people as well as those running the government — were partners in safeguarding the nation. The Constitution of India mandates this.

Leadership today is incumbent on certain requisites — decisiveness, reliability, initiative, nerves and knowledge-based approach — and this means ‘a leader is made not born’. A leader in action brings to bear on his ways some well defined traits — power of authenticity, effectiveness of differentiation that enables him or her to distinguish one situation from the other, awareness of the fact that emotions sometimes guided an employee, impartial evaluations and willingness to handle the challenge of change. But more than any thing else the test of leadership lies in the leader’s success in enhancing the productivity of the organisation. This would happen if the organisation runs on ethical norms, treats every employee as a partner in the drive towards the collective progress and provides a workplace environment where everybody worked with urgency ‘even when there was no emergency’.

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This last one connects with the new awareness of value of time as a ‘resource’. All of this becomes a primary responsibility of the leadership of the organisation. In short, success will come to a leader who was not reclusive but totally dedicated to building the enterprise as a grand cooperative that valued every body’s contribution regardless of the ‘rank’ in the hierarchy. It bears repetition to mention that an Intelligence organisation at the national apex — unknown to the world outside — benchmarks the play of ‘partnership’ within, for its success. (IANS)