9-Nov-2010 1:05 PM

US and India sign counter terrorism security initiative

US Department of Homeland Security and the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) signed a counter-terrorism security initiative that provides for joint security efforts to guard airports and seaports that act as entry points to both the countries (Asian Age, 09-Nov-2010). The agreement is among the numerous agreements in several fields signed between the two countries.The agreement also reportedly includes a joint effort by American and Indian security agencies to scan all container goods entering seaports and airports. Real-time intelligence sharing between the two countries will also be enhanced.