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US lawmakers seek more internal-security cooperation with India

Ahead of the second US-India Homeland Security dialogue on Tuesday, the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian-Americans has sought expanded cooperation between the two countries on internal security issues.
 
Indian Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, who arrived in Washington on Sunday, will be co-chairing the dialogue with the US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano. He will also meet Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Robert S. Muller and the US Attorney General Eric Holder, before leaving for Boston. 

The FBI and Boston police is expected to brief Shinde on the investigation of the 15 April Boston Marathon bombing. ‘The US  and India share common interests in confronting extremism and international terrorism, and common values in defending our democracies from attack,’ they wrote in a letter to Napolitano.
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