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India and Sweden sign Security Protection Agreement

India and Sweden signed a Security Protection Agreement that will enable the two countries to share classified information with each other.
India and Sweden sign Security Protection Agreement

  • The agreement was signed during the visit of the Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to Sweden.

Salient features of the agreement are:

  • The agreement will regulate how sensitive information is to be handled, processed and protected.
  • The pact will provide a framework for greater cooperation on the high end and cutting edge technology and manufacturing.

One must know:

  • Indian has proposed a dialogue to enable a greater understanding of the successful model of collaboration between government, industry and academia in building technologically advance ecosystem.
  • India also thanked Swedish PM Lofven for his support to India's bid for the permanent seat in the United Nation Security Council (UNSC) and the multilateral export control regime- Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR).

A look at recent India-Sweden Ties:

  • In April 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had visited Stockholm and had held a meeting with his Swedish counterpart Stefan Lofven.
  • Both the leaders agreed to enhance the cooperation in the field of defence, cyber-security and innovation.
  • PM Lofven with his delegation had participated in the 'Make in India' programme in 2016.

Question:

Q. India has signed a Security Protection Agreement with which European country that will enable the two countries to share classified information with each other?
a. Germany
b. France
c. Sweden
d. Switzerland
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