Rajnath visits ‘digital’ police station in Shanghai

Shanghai: Maintaining focus on security cooperation with China, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday toured a ‘digital’ police station in China’s financial hub Shanghai and interacted with the Indian community.

Singh had spent the last three days in Beijing meeting Premier Li Keqiang and interior security officials Guo Shengkun and Chinese security czar Meng Jianzhu.

Working towards close security cooperation with China specially to combat terrorism, Singh visited a police station in Shanghai where all the records are kept in digitised form.

He was briefed by Chinese officials on the best practices and audio visual monitoring of crime, Indian officials told PTI.

Singh will also visit the Public Security Command Control to get a glimpse into how China’s biggest city with a population of over 21 million deals with law and order issues.

In Beijing, he visited Public Security University and First Research Centre on Security to understand the Chinese internal security system.

He later addressed the Indian Association of Shanghai where over 350 Indians working in Shanghai and nearby cities including 50 medical students attended the meeting held at the Infosys auditorium.

In his interaction, Singh appreciated the role of the Indian community in fostering good economic relations with China and called on them to contribute to ‘Make in India’ and Smart Cities campaign of the government.

Singh who travelled to Shanghai from Beijing by bullet train yesterday also visited Shanghai Free Trade Zone which is furthering a new wave of reforms to halt the economic slowdown in the world’s second largest economy.