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