India to host special meetings of UNSC on terrorism

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India will host UN Security Council diplomats along with other member countries for an important meeting of the Anti-Terrorism Committee in Mumbai and New Delhi on 28-29 October 2022.

Important Facts:

  • At present, India is the chairman of the UN Security Council's Anti-Terrorism Committee for the year 2022.

  • India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ruchira Kamboj said during a press conference in New York on 8 October that the members of the UN CTC would pay tribute to the victims of the 26/11 terror attack in Mumbai.

  • In the meetings, there will be a brainstorming on the topic of countering the challenges of 'Using New Technologies in Terrorism'.

  • Terrorism is the most serious threat to the international community.

  • Three important techniques used by terrorists will be discussed in these meetings. These include the Internet, social media and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS).

Members of 15 countries will attend the meeting:

  • Members of 15 countries will participate in this meeting. The crucial meeting of the UNSC's Anti-Terrorism Committee to be held in Mumbai later this month will be a tribute to those who lost their lives in the 26/11 terror attacks.

  • In the year 2008, more than 160 people were killed in the terrorist attacks in Mumbai. The plot of this attack was hatched in Pakistan.

  • The terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba was involved in this attack.

  • India's two-year term as an elected non-permanent member of the UNSC will end in December this year.

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