First India-China High Level Meeting on Bilateral Security Cooperation

nion Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh co-chaired the first India-China High Level Meeting on Bilateral Security Cooperation with Mr. Zhao Kezhi, State Councilor and Minister of Public Security of the People’s Republic of China today (22 October, 2018) in New Delhi. During the meeting, the two sides discussed issues of mutual interest, including bilateral counter-terrorism
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During the meeting, both Ministers agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation in the field of defence and security. The Minister identified fields of Hydrography, Peacekeeping, Telemedicine, Information Technology and Communications as well as Counter Terrorism and Counter Insurgency as potential areas for bilateral engagement, says a release. Cooperation on defence industry, including collaboration in Ship Building
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Sri Lankan government has signed a 70-year lease agreement with China Merchants Port Holdings on the development of the Hambantota Port, but it can be terminated any time, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe  said on the sidelines of 3rd Indian Ocean Conference which was held in Vietnam recently, according to Sri Lankan media reports.. Wickremesinghe has
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IMO is supporting countries from the Gulf of Guinea region (an area prone to piracy) in their plans to enhance maritime security. Participants from 10 countries last week took part in a workshop in Monterey, US, on developing and refining their work plans. This included introducing new topics directly related to the successful implementation of
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The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has appointed Casey Hehr to lead the Security Division at the nation’s second-busiest seaport. Hehr has been with the Port of Long Beach since November 2016, serving as the Assistant Director of Security. He has been the acting director of the division since March, following the retirement of
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An unspecified number of pirates attacked a merchant vessel at 1722 hrs local time off the coast of Baraawe. Further details of the incident were not provided. The vessel was reported safe in the port of Baraawe. PGI Analysis: Recent piracy incidents off the Somali coast have been concentrated in the Gulf of Aden and
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Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME) has received approval in principle (AiP) from LR for the DSME Smart Ship Solution (DS4®), receiving the Cyber SECURE notation, which confirms compliance with LR’s cyber security requirements for smart ships. As we have seen, the marine industry is far from immune to incidents of cyber-attack and
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China’s COSCO Shipping Holdings said on Sunday a key U.S. review body has cleared its planned $6.3 billion acquisition of shipping firm Orient Overseas International Ltd on security issues. COSCO said on June 30 that all pre-conditions for the OOIL offer made last year had been met after receiving approval by the Chinese anti-monopoly regulator.
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  International shipping industry organisations, with military support, have launched a new website dedicated to providing comprehensive maritime security guidance to companies and mariners. Launched last week, the new website, www.maritimeglobalsecurity.org , provides security-related guidance produced by the industry as well as links to other useful maritime and military security resources. “In a world of increasingly complex security
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Instituted by the World Customs Organization, the Authorized Economic Operator certification, AEO, is a program that aims at preventing unlawful trade across borders andfacilitating legitimate tradedesignates. By getting the AEO certification, APM Terminals India Pvt. Ltd. is acknowledged as a ‘secure’ and ‘reliable’ trade partner in the global supply chain and will enable delivery of
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