NSA Shri Ajit Doval visits Moscow

Feb 10: NSA Shri Ajit Doval visited Moscow from 07-09 February 2023. He participated at the 5th Multilateral Meeting of Secretaries of Security Councils/National Security Advisers on Afghanistan on 08 February 2023. Apart from the host country, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan were represented at this meeting. Issues discussed included the security and humanitarian challenges facing Afghanistan.

In his remarks, NSA stressed the need to ensure that the territory of Afghanistan does not become a source of radicalization and terrorism, regionally or globally, as well as to intensify intelligence and security cooperation to deal with terror outfits, including those designated under the UNSCR 1267. He also pointed out that the well-being and humanitarian needs of the Afghan people are India’s foremost priority.

NSA Shri Ajit Doval also called on the President of the Russian Federation, His Excellency Vladimir Putin and had wide-ranging discussions on bilateral and regional issues. It was agreed to continue work towards implementing the India-Russia special and privileged strategic partnership.

On 09 February 2023, NSA Shri Ajit Doval held a bilateral dialogue with Secretary of the Russian Security Council, His Excellency Nikolai Patrushev and discussed issues, including bilateral relations, and regional and international developments. He also met with the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation and Minister of Trade and Industry, His Excellency Denis Manturov and discussed issues pertaining to bilateral defence and economic cooperation.

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