6th Deputy NSA level meeting of Colombo Security Conclave held in Kochi

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The 6th Deputy National Security Advisor-level meeting of the Colombo Security Conference is being held in Kochi, Kerala.

  • The seven-member Indian delegation is led by Deputy National Security Advisor Vikram Misri.

  • Apart from India, delegations from Maldives, Sri Lanka and Mauritius are participating in the meeting.

  • Representatives of Bangladesh and Seychelles are also attending the meeting as observers.

  • The delegates called for cooperation among member states on issues such as maritime defense and security, counter-terrorism, countering radicalization, smuggling and organized crime, as well as protecting critical infrastructure.

  • Colombo Security Conclave (CSC)

  • It started in 2011 as a trilateral maritime cooperation mechanism between India, Maldives and Sri Lanka.

  • The Secretariat of CSC is located in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

  • The membership of the group was extended with the inclusion of Mauritius in March 2022.

  • So far five meetings of the CSC have been held at the level of National Security Advisor and Deputy National Security Advisor.

  • Since 2011, the mandate of the CSC mechanism has been enhanced to cover other issues of mutual interest. 

  • Five pillars for cooperation

  • Maritime Safety and Security

  • Countering Terrorism and Radicalization

  • Combating trafficking and organized crime

  • Cyber Security

  • Protection of critical infrastructure, technology, humanitarian aid and disaster relief

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