India hosts 3rd edition of annual global intelligence chiefs meet

Counterterrorism efforts are at the top of the agenda of the third edition of the annual gathering of global intelligence chiefs being held in Delhi.

The two-day meeting which began on Tuesday, is being held to discuss contemporary security challenges which have global ramifications.

It provides an opportunity to intelligence chiefs to share insights and strategies and establish cooperation to fight transnational crimes, including cyber threats, terrorism and terrorism financing, said people familiar with the matter.

Threats from cross-border terrorism, radicalism and extremism are expected to figure prominently in the meeting, they said, adding that global challenges including in Europe and the Indo-Pacific region are also expected to be discussed.

The gathering has been organised since 2022.

Last year intelligence chiefs of 25 countries participated in the meeting.

Significantly, the Canadian intelligence chief is also expected to participate despite strained bilateral ties since September last year when Canadian PM told his country’s parliament that security agencies were pursuing “credible allegations of a potential link” between agents of the Indian government and the killing of Canadian citizen Hardeep Singh Nijjar in British Columbia in June 2023.