In an oblique reference to Pakistan, India and the European Union on Thursday known as on all nations to take fast and irreversible motion to make sure that no territory underneath their management is used for terrorist assaults on different nations.
The digital counter-terrorism dialogue between the EU and India additionally strongly condemned terrorism in all varieties and manifestations, together with the “use of terrorist proxies for cross-border terrorism”, in line with a joint assertion.
With out naming Pakistan, the joint assertion mentioned the 2 sides “reviewed threats posed by UN-sanctioned terrorist entities and emphasised the necessity for concerted motion in opposition to all terrorist networks”.
The assertion added: “In addition they underlined the pressing want for all nations to take fast, sustained and irreversible motion to make sure that no territory underneath their management is used for terrorist assaults on different nations.”
India and EU are at present negotiating a working association between Europol and the Central Bureau of Investigation to help regulation enforcement authorities on either side in stopping and combating organised crime and terrorism.
The 2 sides sought stronger worldwide cooperation to fight terrorism in a complete and sustained method, and mentioned it’s essential to deliver perpetrators of violence and terrorism to justice.
“India condemned the current terror assaults within the member states of the European Union and expressed condolences to the households of the victims. The EU reiterated its condemnation of terrorist assaults in India, together with 26/11 Mumbai, Pathankot and Pulwama, and reiterated its help for the individuals and authorities of India within the struggle in opposition to terrorism,” the joint assertion mentioned.
The 2 sides described counter-terrorism cooperation as an essential ingredient of the EU-India strategic partnership, and mentioned the necessity to work collectively at multilateral boards such because the Monetary Motion Process Drive (FATF), the International Counterterrorism Discussion board and the UN, together with the UN Excessive-Degree Counter-terrorism Week 2021 and the upcoming assessment of the UN International Counter-Terrorism Technique.
In addition they exchanged views on counter-terrorism challenges, together with radicalisation and violent extremism, terror financing, and terrorist use of the web.
“The contributors additionally mentioned sanctions as a instrument to fight terrorism, together with designations of sure terrorist teams and people. They mentioned methods to deepen cooperation between Indian businesses and their European counterparts, together with Europol, to reinforce interplay within the sphere of counter-terrorism,” the joint assertion mentioned.