Meeting of ‘National Security Advisors’ of member states of ‘Shanghai Cooperation Organization’
Recently, a meeting of the ‘National Security Advisors’ of the member states of the ‘Shanghai Cooperation Organization’ (SCO) was held in Tajikistan. The National Security Advisor (NSA) of India, Ajit Doval, attended this meeting.
India’s National Security Advisor, in the meeting, proposed an action plan against Pakistan-based terrorist groups such as Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed.
- Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed, are responsible for many terrorist attacks in India, especially in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
- It is to be known that the organization Jaish-e-Mohammed has been formed with the help of spy agency of Pakistan. It was responsible for the terror attack in Pulwama last year, in which 40 Indian soldiers were killed.
Proposed Action Plan:
- The conference discussed the full implementation of UN resolutions and targeted sanctions against terrorist individuals and entities declared by the United Nations.
- To implement international standards to combat the financing of terrorism, including a Memorandum of Understanding between the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
- Monitoring new techniques used by terrorists. It also covers the use of drones and the misuse of the dark web, artificial intelligence, block chain and social media.
Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO):
- The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is a permanent and intergovernmental international organization. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) was formed on 15 June 2001 in Shanghai, China by the Republic of Kazakhstan, the People’s Republic of China, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan. It was established in the place of organization named ‘Shanghai-5’.
- The Central Shanghai Cooperation Organization Charter was signed at the meeting of the Heads of SCO countries in June 2002 in St. Petersburg, after which it came into force on 14 April Russian and Chinese are the official languages of the SCO.
The main goals of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization:
- To promote mutual trust and goodwill among member states.
- To promote effective cooperation in the development of politics, trade, economy, research and technology and culture.
- To make joint efforts to maintain peace, security and stability in the region concerned.
- To establish a democratic, fair and rational neo-international political and economic system.
Member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization:
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization consists of 8 member countries – the Republic of India, the People’s Republic of China, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Source – The Hindu