First Colombo Security Conclave
Part of: Prelims and GS-II -International Relations
Context: The first Colombo Security Conclave Virtual Workshop on “Developing Regional Cyber Security Capabilities on Defensive operations, Deep/Dark Web handling and Digital Forensics” was hosted recently.
- Hosted by: National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) in association with National Forensics Science University, Gandhinagar (Gujarat) and the Secretariat of the Colombo Security Conclave
- Delegates from Member and Observer States of the Colombo Security Conclave (CSC) including Sri Lanka, Maldives, India, Mauritius, Seychelles, and Bangladesh participated in the workshop.
- Members and Observer States had agreed on four pillars of cooperation
- Maritime Safety and Security,
- Terrorism and Radicalization,
- Trafficking and Organized Crime and Cyber Security and
- Protection of Critical Infrastructure.
What is Colombo Security Conclave?
- The decision to establish Colombo Security Conclave was taken in November 2020 at the NSA-level meeting of India, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives to forge closer cooperation on maritime and security matters among the three Indian Ocean countries.
- The idea of ‘Colombo Security Conclave’ was initiated by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in 2011.
News Source: ANI