Sep 26, 2018 15:29 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Aug 31, 2019 10:59 Asia/Tehran]
  • Iran, India to expand security cooperation

Iranian and Indian security chiefs underscored the necessity for the further reinvigoration of their security cooperation.

Iran Press/Irannews: The issue was raised in a meeting between Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani and Indian National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval on the sidelines of  first meeting of security secretaries and advisers of regional states on Wednesday in Tehran.

According to an Iran Press report, during the meeting, Ali Shamkhani described Iran and India as two friendly states with common cultures, and stressed further development of ties and cooperation between the two countries.

He also said today besides terrorist threats, we are facing economic terrorism from US that targets ordinary people's livelihood and  authority of governments

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Two day-long meeting of senior national security officials of five countries of the region, held in Tehran on Wednesday.

The meeting, hosted by SNSC and held at Parsian Azadi Hotel in northern Tehran, was attended by security officials from Russia, India, Afghanistan, and China.

The ways to fight terrorism, extremism and new threats posed by them in West Asia discussed at the meeting.

Iran and India are among the most significant and dynamic states in the region, positive bilateral relations augur well for a variety of multilateral initiatives in the region and, independent of other factors, probably also for peace and stability in this part of Asia.

Security relations between two countries were advanced significantly after the February state visit by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to India.

Rouhani's three-day trip was the first by an Iranian president in 10 years.

During this visit, Iran and India have inked nine agreements, including leasing part of the Iranian port of Chabahar to an Indian company.

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