India Central Asia Security Meet:
India hosted a conclave of top security officials from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan with a focus on the evolving security situation in Afghanistan.
- This year was the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between India and Central Asian countries
Key highlights of the meeting:
- Support for a peaceful, stable, and secure Afghanistan, emphasizing respect for its sovereignty, unity, and territorial integrity and urging non-interference in its internal affairs.
- The participants supported India’s proposal to include the Chabahar port within the framework of the International North-South Transport Corridor.
- The communique also called for the early adoption of the UN Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT), which India had first proposed in 1996.