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India, Russia discuss joint mechanism to counter terror threats from Afghanistan

India and Russia are exploring the possibility of setting up a joint mechanism to counter the increasing threats from the militant groups in Afghanistan.
India, Russia discuss joint mechanism to counter terror threats from Afghanistan
AVA- The situation in Afghanistan, in the context of developments in the region, came in for discussion when visiting Secretary of the Security Council of Russia Nikolai Patrushev met Indian National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval in New Delhi last week.
According to informed sources, the two security czars discussed counter-terrorism measures and India-Russia military and technical cooperation apart from regional issues. They also touched issues like outer space, energy, and cybersecurity during the meeting. Patrushev also met Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.
India and Russia have been having regularly holding intense dialogues on all global issues as part of their strategic partnership. India had also participated in the multilateral meeting on Afghanistan hosted by Moscow last month at a non-official level. The Taliban also attended this key meeting for the first time.
According to Indian officials, there could be more multilateral meets on Afghanistan in the coming weeks and months to find ways to stabilise the situation in the embattled nation.
 
Tuesday 11 December 2018 01:22
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