NSA Doval calls for action against LeT and JeM as per SCO framework

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India News Network | June 24
New Delhi:
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval proposed an action plan against Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad as part of SCO framework.
Speaking at the SCO’s National Security Chiefs’ June 23-24 meeting in Dushanbe, the capital city of Tajikistan, Doval emphasised on the adoption of international standards to counter terror financing including an MOU between SCO and FATF.
He called for the need to monitor new technologies used by terrorists including drones for smuggling of weapons and misuse of dark web, artificial intelligence, blockchain and social media, people familiar with the development said.
While strongly condemning terrorism in all forms and manifestations, NSA Doval said perpetrators of terrorism including cross-border terror attacks should be expeditiously brought to justice.
He also stressed on the need for full Implementation of UN resolutions and targeted sanctions against UN designated terrorist individuals and entities.
NSA Doval, sources said, called for the need to preserve gains made in the last two decades in Afghanistan and give top priority to the welfare of its people.
India fully supports SCO Contact Group on Afghanistan, which should be more active.
He said although greater connectivity including through initiatives like Chabahar, INSTC, Regional Air Corridors, Ashgabat Agreement always leads to economic gains and building trust, but connectivity must respect sovereignty and territorial integrity
Though India became SCO member in 2017, it has had physical, spiritual, cultural and philosophical inter-linkages for centuries with countries that now make up SCO.

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