US to share capabilities to facilitate stronger potential of Indian security measures
San Francisco, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/12/2013 -- India and the United States are looking to sign an information sharing agreement that will look to strengthen the aviation security in each country, according to a senior Civil Aviation Minister.
"The draft is ready and once it is approved by the Indian authorities and the Cabinet, the governments of India and the US would sign the secret security information sharing agreement," said Anil Srivastava, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Civil Aviation, on the sidelines of US-India Aviation Security Workshop here.
The new arrangement will cover a large spectrum of civil aviation security, adding Transportation Security Authority within the United States, which would be sharing information in areas that include individuals, systems, technology, and equipments with its new partner.
Earlier he had stated that security had become a larger challenge due to the technological advancements as undesirable persons were able to find ways of evading security arrangements.
The minister also noted that in cooperation, India has been implementing various cooperations programs that facilitate the field of aviation security.
Regional Director of South and Southeast Asia of U.S. Trade and Development Agency, Henry Steingass, stated "India and the US share common goals for effective security in both domestic and international aviation arenas."
He said Indian aviation sector continues to hold immense potential for growth.
"India is the founding member of International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and like the US, plays a key role in implementing important aviation security provisions regionally and globally," Steingass said.
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