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National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval stated that no act of terror, including cross-border terrorism, is acceptable. He made this statement on Wednesday during the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meeting in Astana, Kazakhstan.

The NSA stated, “Perpetrators of terrorism should be effectively and expeditiously dealt with, including those involved in cross-border terrorism.” He also emphasised the need to avoid applying different standards to terrorists and to hold those who sponsor, finance, and facilitate their actions accountable.

Doval sent his condolences to the families who lost loved ones in the heinous terrorist incident that occurred at Moscow’s Crocus City Hall on March 22. He informed Russian NSA Patrushev of India’s support for the Russian Federation’s government and people in addressing the

He brought up the subject of the ongoing threat presented by several terrorist organisations in the SCO region, including those that have been identified by the UNSC, such as Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Muhammad, ISIS, and Al Qaeda and its affiliates.

The National Security Agency (NSA) underlined the need to combat terrorists’ use of technology, particularly drones used for weapons and narcotics smuggling over international borders. According to him, India supports the continuing development of the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS) SCO as well as the establishment of an efficient system for cooperation within the organisation to combat the financing of terrorism.

The security situation in Afghanistan, particularly the persistence of terrorist networks, deeply concerns the NSA. The NSA stated that India has genuine security and economic interests in Afghanistan as a neighbouring country.

Doval explained that the SCO’s top concerns in Afghanistan right now include fighting terrorism and drug trafficking, establishing a truly inclusive and representative government, and protecting the rights of minorities, women, and children. He said that India has sent $3 billion in investments, 40,000 litres of Malathion insecticide to combat the locust threat in Afghanistan, and 50,000 MT of wheat.

“India is dedicated to improving connectivity and transit trade while upholding the SCO nations’ territorial integrity and sovereignty. India is dedicated to strengthening its centuries-old ties with the SCO nations, as stated by Doval.

During Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s meeting with the secretaries of the SCO member states’ security councils,

“India is dedicated to actively and constructively strengthening its ties with the SCO and its member nations. As stated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in keeping with his vision for an SECURE SCO, security is India’s top priority in the organisation, he said. Security, economic cooperation, connectivity, unity, respect for territorial integrity and sovereignty, and environmental protection are all represented by the term SECURE.

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