India proposes action plan against Pakistan-based terror outfits
NSA Ajit Doval also strongly condemned terrorism in all forms and manifestations and sought that "perpetrators of terrorism, including cross-border terror attacks, should be expeditiously brought to justice."
India has proposed an action plan against Pakistan-based terrorist organisations, including Lashkar-e-Tayiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad as part of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation framework.
During the meeting of top security officials of SCO member nations, as per the sources, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval emphasised on the adoption of international standards to counter terror financing including an agreement between the SCO and Paris-based Financial Action Task Force.
Ajit Doval also strongly condemned terrorism in all forms and manifestations and sought that "perpetrators of terrorism, including cross-border terror attacks, should be expeditiously brought to justice."
In this regard, the Indian NSA called for full implementation of United Nations resolutions and targeted sanctions against designated terrorist individuals and entities.
As per the sources, Doval sought the monitoring of new technologies that are being used by the terrorists, including drones, for smuggling of weapons and misuse of the dark web, artificial intelligence, blockchain and social media.
Doval also said that greater connectivity, including through initiatives like Chahbahar (port in Iran), INSTC, regional air corridors and the Ashgabat agreement, always lead to economic gains and building trust. However, connectivity must respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Pakistani National Security Advisor Moeed Yusuf and Afghan NSA Hamdullah Mohib were among the participants in the meeting.
The member countries have pledged cooperation in the joint fight against international terrorism, extremism and separatism.
On Afghanistan, Ajit Doval said that India fully supports the SCO Contact Group on Afghanistan, which should be more active.
India and Pakistan became permanent members of SCO in 2017. SCO is an eight-member group set up in 2001 by the presidents of Russia, China, the Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.