India and Russia will exchange draft legislations on combat against terrorism, and experts in this sphere. According to a RIA Novosti correspondent, this was agreed on during the visit to New Delhi by a Russian Justice Ministry delegation headed by Deputy Minister Yury Demin. The visit was held in the framework of the memorandum on legislative cooperation signed during the visit to India by Russian President Vladimir Putin in October 2000 and the agreement to improve the legal base for combating terrorism signed during the recent visit by Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to Russia. According to Demin, "new things in both countries' legislation are being dealt with." He added that the problems India faced in Jammu and Kashmir are similar to those Russia had in Chechnya. Border terrorism exists in both countries, and the experience India has accumulated may be interesting to Russia. In addition, Demin said, an exchange of views on the system of state control over the market economy had taken place. Russia may be as well interested in the experience of the Bureau of Parliamentary Studies and Training for legislators and officials, Demin said. Indians are ready to give access to these courses to foreign citizens, including Russians. As a whole, Demin said, the Indians tried to acquaint the Russian delegation with the whole legal establishment, including the top officials at the Prosecutor's Office, Supreme Court judges, and the Department of Justice.
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Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities