SAARC meet to strengthen anti-terror mechanism

Last Updated: Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 21:35

Dinesh Sharma

New Delhi: A meeting of high level group of experts to strength anti-terror mechanism in SAARC countries got underway in the national capital on Thursday. The two day meeting is being attended by delegates from Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka and the SAARC Secretariat. Indian delegation is being led by the Director of Intelligence Bureau, Nehchal
Sandhu.

The exchange of information among the member states on a real time basis for better coordination to counter terrorism and drug related activities, developing cooperation, capacity and relationship building among the SAARC police authorities were identified, among others, as
possible methods of strengthening the SAARC anti-terrorism mechanism.

Issues relating to further improving the functioning of SAARC Terrorist Offences Monitoring Desk (STOMD) and the SAARC Drug Offences Monitoring Desk (SDOMD) based in Colombo, Sri Lanka, review of the enabling legislation enacted by the Member States on SAARC Regional Convention on Suppression of Terrorism and its Additional Protocol as well as the SAARC Convention on Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances and to further enhance the implementation process of these Conventions by the Member States are being discussed at this meet.
The meet considered the SAARC Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters as well.



First Published: Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 21:35
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