The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has warned states against directly dealing with policing agencies of “countries of concern” like China, Iran and Afghanistan on matters of internal security.
With the help of central intelligence agencies, the MHA has identified countries of concerns in various fields like training of officers related to forensics, explosions, investigation, procurement of weapons or security equipment.
On internal security cooperation, the MHA has put Pakistan, China and Afghanistan in the category of countries of concern. Any cooperation with these countries keeping the Centre out of picture, the MHA feel it may end up in compromising different aspects of internal security.
Countries like Iraq, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are countries of concern when it comes to counter-terror programmes, fake currency, drugs and human trafficking.
The MHA also warns the states against engaging private foreign organisations, which deal with security equipment or organise security-related conferences or seminars. There is a need for proper verification, the MHA has said.(Deccan Herald)