India’s National Security Adviser urges BRICS countries to co-operate more closely in the fight against terrorism



India’s National Security Adviser urges BRICS countries to co-operate more closely in the fight against terrorism

Indian Prime Minister’s National Security Adviser Ajit Doval called for concrete action to prevent cross-border planning, financing and execution of terrorist acts

India is in favour of greater cooperation among the BRICS countries in combating cross-border terrorism. This was stated by Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.

According to an official statement, Doval emphasised India’s policy of using digital technology for inclusive economic development and called for international cooperation to create an open, stable, secure, safe, reliable and inclusive framework for information security.

The roadmap for such co-operation should include all stakeholders, from governments to the private sector, academia, technical communities and civil society, India’s national security agency explained in a note.

The official source detailed periodic institutional dialogues to help develop a common understanding of critical issues as a guide for strengthening these ties. This is reported by
ANI, a partner of TV BRICS.

Also, capacity building of like-minded countries through training, education, awareness programmes and development of security standards for new technologies; and establishment of cooperation mechanisms at the national and international level, he stressed.

The NSA reiterated India’s commitment to continue its support in combating the financing of terrorism and misuse of information and communication technologies by terrorists and criminals.

In this context, the UN Convention on Cybercrime will be an important initiative at the international level, the official said.

As part of his co-operation with the event, Doval discussed with  Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Nikolai Patrushev the progress of bilateral co-operation in a meeting during which they also discussed important topics of mutual interest.

Doval has been attending the 12th international meeting of high representatives in charge of security issues, which has been held under the auspices of the Russian Security Council since 2010. This 12th meeting is being held in St. Petersburg. Its participants, representing 106 countries, are discussing information security in the context of a polycentric world order and the preservation of national identity and traditional values as an indispensable element in maintaining international security, peace and stability.





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