Homeland Security Service [fr]
India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives & Bangladesh come under the jurisdiction of the Homeland Security Service of the Embassy of France in India.
The International Cooperation Department is a joint department of the Police and the National Gendarmerie. It implements France’s foreign policies in fields falling under the competence of the Ministry of the Interior.
Working to develop cooperation between France and their host countries, the police and the French gendarmes of the DCI are in charge of the protection of French citizens abroad as well as France’s interests. Their actions are aimed at reviewing internal security.
Cooperation between countries is essential to fight against various threats that are born beyond our borders. Countering terrorism, organized transnational crime, arms or drugs trafficking, illegal immigration, cybercrime are the priority areas of actions of the DCI police and the gendarme. To successfully carry out both bilateral and multilateral cooperation, France relies on its network of homeland security services deployed in 74 embassies. This network, composed of 300 police personnel and gendarmes, covers 158 countries. It is made up of the homeland security attaché (ASI), their deputies, liaison officers, assistants, civil volunteers or international technical experts.
The DCI organises and coordinates technical, institutional, and operational cooperation of the police and the national Gendarmerie, except in matters that are exclusively within the remit of the intelligence services.
It is also in charge of implementing technical cooperation of the Ministry of the Interior, particularly for the benefit of the General Secretariat, Directorate-General for Civil Protection, the Directorate-General for Foreign Nationals in France, the Directorate-General for Local and Regional Authorities as well as the Road Traffic and Safety Delegation.
The Homeland Security Services is established at the Embassy of France in New Delhi. Besides India; its incumbent’s jurisdiction includes Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. The department comprises a Homeland Security Attaché who is a police commissioner, a Deputy Homeland Security Attaché who is a senior officer of the gendarmerie, and a secretary.
An adviser to the Ambassador on all matters related to homeland security as well as those falling under the various departments of the Ministry of the Interior, the Homeland Security Attaché (ASI) implements and coordinates bilateral cooperation on security and governance as well as multilateral cooperation, particularly in their technical, operational and institutional aspects. The homeland security attaché enjoys diplomatic status and implements cooperation as laid down by the Minister of the Interior in accordance with the general guidelines of our foreign policy.
Homeland Security Services,
Embassy of France in India
2/50-E Shantipath, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi 110 021