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NIA’s Anti-Terror Conference set for October 5, Amit Shah expected as Chief Guest

October 4, 2023 11:07 AM IST

Amit Shah | NIA | Anti Terror Conference

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is gearing up to host the ‘2023 Anti-Terror Conference’ on October 5th. The primary focus of this conference is to comprehensively address various facets of terrorism and formulate a strategic plan to counteract it. The event will also foster collaboration with pertinent agencies and state security forces.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah has been invited to be the Chief Guest, and he has agreed to attend the conference’s inaugural session, scheduled for 11 am on October 5 at Sushma Swaraj Bhawan in Delhi’s Chanakyapuri.

This event will bring together NIA officials, state police Anti-Terrorist Squads, and officers from different security forces and Home Ministry departments involved in anti-terror efforts.

Key topics to be discussed include terrorism financing, connections between criminals and banned terror groups like Khalistani entities, and the use of both official and unofficial channels for funding terrorism. Additionally, the discussion will encompass the use of emerging technologies in terrorism financing and the establishment of mechanisms for sharing information and best practices among states.

The NIA hosted the ‘No Money For Terror’ (NMFT) Ministerial Conference in November, which was attended by representatives from 93 countries and various multilateral organizations. The primary objective of the conference was to enhance international collaboration in the fight against terrorism financing. Throughout the conference, there was a shared commitment to recognizing terrorism and its financing as a grave menace to global peace and security.

A key point underscored during the conference was the importance of collective and impartial actions against terrorism, devoid of political influences. Participants reaffirmed a resolute zero-tolerance stance towards terrorism.

Additionally, the conference emphasized the necessity for proactive measures to counter these threats before they escalate, as they profoundly impact the security, stability, governance, and development of nations affected by terrorism.

(Inputs from ANI)

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