India, Australia discuss ways to combat terrorism
   Date :06-May-2022

India, Australia 
 
 
 
NEW DELHI, 
 
INDIA and Australia have strongly condemned terrorism in all its forms including the use of cross-border terrorist proxies and emphasised the need for strengthening global cooperation to deal with the challenge in a comprehensive manner.
The two sides discussed ways to combat terrorism at the 13th meeting of the India-Australia joint working group on counter-terrorism that took place in Canberra on Wednesday.
A joint press statement said Australia reiterated its condemnation of terrorist attacks in India, including the 26/11 Mumbai, Pathankot and Pulwama attacks, and extended its support for the people and the Government of
India in the global fight against terrorism.
In the meeting, both sides underlined their commitment to coordinate and collaborate on tackling terrorism in line with the India-Australia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.
“India and Australia strongly condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and emphasised the need for strengthening international cooperation to combat terrorism in a comprehensive and sustained manner,” said a joint press statement.
It said both sides condemned the use of terrorist proxies for cross-border terrorism, seen as a reference to Pakistan.
“India and Australia underlined the urgent need for all countries to take immediate, sustained, verifiable and irreversible action to ensure that no territory under their control is used for terrorist attacks and to expeditiously bring to justice the perpetrators of such attacks,” it said.
“Australia reiterated its condemnation of terrorist attacks in India, including 26/11 Mumbai, Pathankot and Pulwama attacks, and reiterated its support for the people and the Government of India in the global fight against terrorism,” the statement said.
The two sides exchanged views on various areas of cooperation in the sphere of counter-terrorism, including countering radicalisation and violent extremism, combating the financing of terrorism, the “proscription of terrorist individuals and entities as a tool to combat terrorism”.