UN Counter-Terrorism Committee presents a chance to highlight India’s security concerns before the world community
Terror being one of the prime concerns of India entrusts an opportunity to be considered on the UN table. United Nation’s Counter-Terrorism Committee presents a chance to highlight India’s security concerns before the world community.
Special meeting organized by the United Nations Security Council with the Counter-Terrorism Committee do not occasionally hold meetings outside New York. This time the meet with Indian representation symbolize the significance of New Delhi’s contribution towards counter-terrorism,
The meeting was also the reflection of India’s expanding global engagement over the Counter Terrorism efforts being recognized globally. The UNSC’s special meeting of the Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) is taking place in India with Mumbai and New Delhi as the venue on October 28-29.
Seeking global efforts to stop misuse of new technology, Indian Minister for External Affairs, S Jaishankar underlined threat posed by terrorism at the UNSC meet. India also released the chilling Mumbai terror tape of LeT’s Sajid Mir during the UN meet where the world could watch the Pakie terror mastermind say – ‘Shoot whoever is visible!’
Among the participating United Nations’ member states, here the focus is on ‘Countering the use of new and emerging technologies for terrorist purposes’. With India’s prerogative as the CTC chair-holder this time, the much awaited concerns are being tabled to be highlighted in the evolving geopolitical setting.
The key settings are mainly characterized by the China’s repeated stonewalling at the United Nations in designating the most notorious Pakistani terrorist operatives along with al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri’s killing, Taliban’s return to Afghanistan as well as the continued ‘virtual’ relevance of the Islamic State.