Ajit Doval, Russian NSA discuss strengthening of counter-terror cooperation

India’s National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Wednesday met with his Russian counterpart Nikolay Patrushev and discussed measures to strengthen counter-terror cooperation.

A special focus will be on the Afghanistan-Pakistan and Eurasian region in the backdrop of the recent terror strike in the Moscow region that killed 144 people.

The two NSAs, who met at the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in Kazakhstan, discussed countering terrorism both bilaterally and in multilateral formats, and emphasised on regular exchange of information about terrorist and extremist elements, sources told ET.

Doval strongly condemned the “barbaric” terrorist attack at the Crocus City Hall in Moscow on March 22 and expressed condolences to the families who lost their loved ones.

Also, Doval conveyed India’s solidarity with the government and the people of the Russian Federation and discussed addressing the threat from terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.

Source: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/ajit-doval-russian-nsa-discuss-strengthening-of-anti-terror-cooperation/articleshow/109014514.cms