India, Uzbekistan Deliberate upon Information Sharing in Counter Terrorism Domain


New Delhi. The Eighth meeting of India-Uzbekistan Joint Working Group on Counter Terrorism was held in New Delhi on July 16.

The meeting was co-chaired by Mahaveer Singhvi, Joint Secretary (Counter Terrorism), Ministry of External Affairs and Ambassador Farhod Azriev of Uzbekistan.

​The Joint Working Group reviewed threats posed by terrorist groups worldwide and in their respective regions including cross border terrorism.

They exchanged views on current counter-terrorism challenges including countering radicalisation, combating financing of terrorism, preventing use of internet for terrorist purposes and returnee foreign terrorist fighters.

​The two sides also deliberated upon measures to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the sphere of counter terrorism through information sharing, mutual capacity building and sharing of best practices.

Cooperation in multilateral fora including UN, SCO-RATS and EAG was also discussed.

​The next meeting of the Joint Working Group will be held in Uzbekistan on a mutually convenient date.