BRICS plan to counter terror finalised
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In news The BRICS Counter Terrorism Action Plan that will strengthen counter-terror cooperation among the members of the grouping has been finalised.
- The plan is one of the key deliverables during India’s Chairship of BRICS.
- The Plan will be adopted at the meeting of BRICS National Security Advisors scheduled in Aug 2021.
- The Action Plan is aimed at further strengthening result oriented cooperation between BRICS countries in areas such as preventing and combating terrorism, radicalisation, financing of terrorism, misuse of internet by terrorists, and curbing travel of terrorists.
What is BRICS Counter Terrorism Strategy?
- BRICS unveiled a counter-terrorism strategy to strengthen bilateral and multilateral cooperation among the member countries for effectively combating the threat.
- The new strategy was adopted at the bloc’s annual summit which was held virtually in November 2020.
- Aim of the strategy: To improve the practical cooperation among security and law-enforcement authorities of the member nations to prevent and combat terrorism, including by sharing timely and accurate information.
- Focus: To “suppress” the facilitation of terrorist groups, entities and associated persons by not making available financial and material resources to them.
- The BRICS also resolved to counter “extremist narratives” conducive to terrorism and vowed to take steps to ensure that the Internet and social media platforms are not used for recruitment and radicalisation by terror groups.
- The BRICS high representatives for security shall review the implementation of this strategy.
- Implemented by: The BRICS counter-terrorism working group (CTWG).
- Significance: These efforts will help prevent “further geographical expansion of terrorism” and address the threats posed by terrorists returning from conflict zones to countries of departure or travelling to third countries.
News Source: TH