India, Russia pledge to intensify counterterrorism cooperation

MOSCOW: India and Russia on Wednesday vowed to intensify their counterterrorism cooperation and pledged mutual support to safeguard the sovereignty, territorial integrity and non-interference of third parties, as National Security Advisor Ajit Doval met his Russian counterpart here.

Doval’s talks with his Russian counterpart Nikolai Patrushev covered preparations for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Vladivostok for the Eastern Economic Forum in early September, according to an official statement.

They also discussed bilateral cooperation between the two National Security Councils, as well as regional and international issues, it said. (AGENCIES)