Wed, 20 Feb 2013 12:45:00 GMT | By ANI

India, Israel to enhance dialogue and cooperation in area of counter terrorism

Both sides exchanged perceptions of threats emanating from terrorism and emphasized their determination to fight the menace


India, Israel to enhance dialogue and cooperation in area of counter terrorism (© Reuters)

New Delhi: India and Israel on Wednesday agreed to enhance dialogue and cooperation in the area of counter terrorism.

During the 8th meeting of India-Israel Joint Working Group (JWG) on counter terrorism that was held here today, both sides exchanged perceptions of threats emanating from terrorism and emphasized their determination to fight the menace.

They discussed terrorist threats in regional and global arenas as well as national counter-terrorism measures, state sponsored terrorism, prevention of transfer of weapons to terrorists, cooperation in multilateral fora and lessons from 26/11 and 13/2.

The Indian delegation was headed by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Special Secretary Asoke Kumar Mukerji. The Israeli delegation was co-led by Ambassador Jeremy Issascharof, Deputy Director General, Head of Strategic Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Eitan Ben David, Head of Counter Terrorism Bureau at the Prime Minister's Office.

The delegations comprised of representatives from relevant ministries and agencies of the two countries.

The ninth meeting of the JWG will be held in Israel in 2014.

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