India and China are likely to sign a major security cooperation agreement, which would enhance their efforts to jointly fight terrorism and international crime, when New Delhi hosts Chinese Communist Party’s influential politburo member Meng Jianzhu next week. Meng is likely to visit India on November 8, when the two sides are expected to seal the umbrella security cooperation pact.
The terms, which is currently being negotiated, will also include a mutual legal assistance treaty mechanism, according to people familiar with the matter.
The Chinese leader’s visit is part of a High-Level Meeting Mechanism that was established when Home Minister Rajnath Singh visited Beijing last year. Singh was the first Indian home minister to visit China in over a decade.