India recently held high-level consultations on counter-terrorism issues with Russia in New Delhi.
The same was confirmed through an official press release, which revealed that both the countries shared views and assessment on the threats posed by increasing terrorist activities including state-sponsored, cross-border terrorism faced by India.
While the Indian delegation was headed by Preeti Saran, Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs, the Russian delegation was led by Oleg V. Syromolotov, Deputy Foreign Minister.
• Both India and Russia shared their concerns regarding escalating terrorism, especially in the region of Afghanistan and Pakistan, which have largely emerged as the epicentre of such activities.
• The two countries also discussed successful experiences in checking terrorism and countering radicalisation.
• Both the sides also agreed that the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Sanctions List processes for blacklisting terrorists and various other entities must be strictly obeyed.
• The consultations also emphasized on the need for deepening engagement on counter-terrorism under the BRICS, UN and SCO mechanisms.
• Both sides also agreed to create a joint action plan, which will focus on enhancing capacity building, sharing of insights, frequent expert-level meetings and on the exchange of best methods in countering radicalization and checking and curbing terrorism.