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India-China Counter-Terror Dialogue
Sep 29, 2016

India and China discussed ways to enhance security and cooperation to combat terror as officials from the two sides exchanged information on policies and legislation to deal with terrorism at the first high-level dialogue where they reached "important consensus".

Key Points

  • The two sides had in-depth discussions on enhancing cooperation in counter-terrorism and security and on measures to jointly deal with security threats and reached important consensus in this regard.
  • The two sides exchanged views on the international and regional security situation at the first meeting of the India-China High Level Dialogue on Counter-terrorism and Security held in Beijing.
  • The meeting was co-chaired by R.N. Ravi, Chairman of Joint Intelligence Committee and Wang Yongqing, Secretary General of Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission of China.
  • They exchanged information on respective policies, systems and legislation to deal with terrorism, and further enhance their understanding on issues of major concerns to both sides, according to a press release issued by the Indian embassy in Beijing.
  • The two sides exchanged views on the international and regional security situation.
  • They exchanged information on respective policies, systems and legislation to deal with terrorism, and further enhance their understanding on issues of major concerns to both sides.
  • Seen as a significant step forward in anti-terror cooperation following differences over India's bid to get Jaish-e-Muhammed chief Masood Azhar designated as a terrorist by the UN, top intelligence officials from both sides held candid discussions about stepping up cooperation in counter-terrorism.
  • The talks were a follow up to the decision reached during last year's visit of Indian Home Minister to Beijing.

Both sides had decided to form a Ministerial Committee and another by Joint Secretary-level mechanism to periodically meet and review the cooperation on terrorism, cyber security, cross border crimes and drug trafficking. Officials regard the talks on anti-terrorism significant as the dialogue was held in the backdrop of China, a close ally of Pakistan, seeking to strike a balance between the two countries in the aftermath of the Uri attack.


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