Union Cabinet has approved installation of telecom towers in all army cantonments to improve mobile phone connectivity in the Cantonments and Military Stations.
Briefing reporters in New Delhi after Cabinet meeting. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, a revision of policy for providing Defence land to Communication Operators for construction of Shared Communication Towers and allied Infrastructure was approved. The revised policy will cover allotment of Defence land on lease and grant of permission in Defence areas and Cantonments.
Union Cabinet has given its ex-post facto approval for a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Belarus in the oil and gas sector. The MoU was signed on 12th of September this year during the visit of President of Belarus to India. The MoU will promote bilateral relationship between the two countries and enhance economic and commercial cooperation in oil and natural gas sector. The MoU will remain in force for three years from the day of its signing.
The Union Cabinet also gave its approval for signing and ratification of the Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) between the India and Belarus on Investments. The Treaty is likely to increase investment flows between the two countries. The agreement is expected to improve the confidence of the investors resulting in an increase in FDI and Overseas Director Investment (ODI) opportunities and this will have a positive impact on employment generation.
Besides, the Cabinet also gave its approval for signing an MoU between India and Afghanistan on Technical Cooperation on Police Training and Development. The MoU will help capacity building of Afghanistan National Police and improving the security apparatus in the region. It has been approved for a period of 5 years from the date of signing the MoU and shall be extended for a further period of 5 years.