Will Indian CISF protect the oil infrastructure of Qatar? A five-member delegation of Qatar’s Interior Ministry met with the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Director General Rajesh Rajan at the paramilitary forces headquarters in Delhi on Monday. The mission also had a meeting with senior CISF officials led by Additional Director General A.K Pateria.
The Qatar delegation was led by Col. Khalifa Mohammad A Al Atiyya, Director General Directorate of Industrial Security. He said they want to get their personnel trained at the CISF academy NISA in Hyderabad.
A statement said that “an understanding with respect to mutual cooperation on use of technology, indigenous experience, best practices used by each other, incident response and management system, inter-agency coordination, training and skills up-gradation, terrorism, public dealing and aboard deployment were discussed.”
The CISF gave a presentation, showcasing its diverse and multi-faceted role in various sectors.
India and Qatar’s diplomatic ties go back to 1973. According to the Diplomat much of Qatar’s working force consists of labor from India and other South Asian countries; about 630,000 of Qatar’s two million inhabitants come from India.
Relations between the Gulf region and India grew stronger during the British Raj, when they acquired a strategic-military component in addition to an economic one.
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