NSA Doval in Russia promises India's cooperation to combat terrorism, terror funding

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval on Wednesday stressed that India will continue cooperation to prevent misuse of information and communication technologies by terrorists and criminals as well as counter terror funding.

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Speaking at the plenary session of the '12th International Meeting of High-Ranking Officials Responsible for Security Affairs' in St. Petersburg, NSA Doval also underlined India's policy of using digital technology for inclusive economic growth and an open, stable, Called for international cooperation to secure. A reliable and inclusive framework to ensure information security.

In his intervention at the plenary session on 'Ensuring Information Security in a Polycentric World', NSA Doval laid out a roadmap for such collaboration involving all stakeholders ranging from governments to the private sector, academia, technical communities and civil society. Needed

They also stressed the need to hold regular institutional dialogues to help develop common understanding of important issues; Capacity building of like-minded countries through training, education, awareness programs and development of security standards for emerging technologies besides creation of mechanisms for cooperation at domestic and international level.

The NSA stressed that India will continue cooperation to prevent misuse of information and communication technologies by terrorists and criminals as well as to counter terror funding.

On the sidelines of the event, the NSA also held bilateral meetings with his Myanmar counterpart Admiral Mo Aung on the current situation in the neighboring country and India-funded infrastructure projects in Myanmar.

“They also discussed recent developments along the India-Myanmar border, including issues related to security, refugees, development projects, etc.,” the Indian Embassy in Russia posted on Twitter.

The three-day meeting is being attended by secretaries of security councils of 106 countries, national security advisers and assistants, deputy prime ministers, heads of security forces and intelligence services, as well as representatives of 10 international organizations.

NSA Doval also spoke to Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev on Wednesday.

Opening the plenary session, Patrushev said: “Russia will continue to defend the construction of a fair world order that meets the interests of the majority of countries, based on the principles of equality and respect for cultural and civilizational identity”.

Earlier in the day, Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed participants virtually and said international terrorism remains one of the “most serious threats” of the 21st century, as terrorists become increasingly sophisticated and brutal.

“The motives behind the terrorist attacks taking place in various areas are not only driven by radical groups but also involve the intelligence services of some countries. Their aim is to undermine constitutional foundations and destabilize sovereign states, promoting inter-ethnic and interreligious discord,” President Putin said.

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