Australian Federal Police opens office in India

"We are involved in anti-terror operations, so we are establishing this to protect our citizens from terror and cyber crimes," Australian Federal Police Commissioner Tony Negus, who opened the India office at the Australian high commission, told reporters here.

Negus said the Australian Federal Police was committed to working with India to combat criminal threats affecting both Australia and India and that the office in Delhi is an important step for law enforcement. "As regional partners, Australia and India face common threats related to transitional crime, including drugs, human trafficking, terrorism and cyber crime," he said.

Negus said recent agreements on the reciprocal hosting of law enforcement liaison officers and the successful delivery of a joint police training programme will benefit police in both countries.

"Discussions with Indian authorities have been highly productive and we look forward to strengthening the India-Australia law enforcement relationship," he added. The opening of this post brings the total number of Australian Federal Police international network liaison officers to 98, in 33 stations around the world.

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