On Wednesday, September 26, National Security Advisor of India, Ajit Doval visited Iran to participate in a meeting of NSAs/Deputy Ministers of Security from Russia, China, Iran and Afghanistan. The meeting was focused on the issues of threat posed by the terrorist including Daesh (ISIS) to regional and world peace and stability and to the entire humanity.
NSA Ajit Doval visited Iran days after deadly terrorist attack on Military parade in Iran. In meeting NSAs of countries discussed ways to curb the terrorism by disrupting finance, training, supply of weapons, cross border movement of terrorists and isolating those who support and sponsor terrorism.
The External Affairs Ministry statement said, “The meeting provided an opportunity for exchange of views on the issue of terrorism with ways and means to cooperate for effectively dealing with this menace. NSA articulated India’s abiding commitment to partner in bilateral, regional and global forums for tackling the scourge of terrorism which poses a huge threat to the entire humanity”.
It said, “NSA highlighted the need to not make a distinction between good and bad terrorism; greater cooperation, including through information sharing for disrupting support mechanisms such as training, financing and supply of weapons, need for disrupting cross-border movement of terrorists and isolating those who support and sponsor terrorism”.
The statement added, “The terrorist violence in Afghanistan was rejected unequivocally. Support was expressed to assist the Government and defence forces of Afghanistan to deal with terrorist groups and narcotics smuggling, and to assist in reconstruction and economic development of Afghanistan. Importance was attached to promoting peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan which was Afghan-led, Afghan owned and Afghan-controlled”.
NSA Doval also held separate bilateral meetings with his counterparts from Russia, Afghanistan and Iran to discuss the issues of mutual interest