Counter-Terrorism, Cyber Security, Anti-Drug Trafficking
The security cooperation between India and France has developed significantly at the operational, technical and institutional levels. The Indo-French Joint Statement issued during the State visit to India of President François Hollande (February 2013) highlighted the commitment of both countries to combating, together, terrorism, drug trafficking, high technology crimes and cyber threats. These meets testify to the strengthening bilateral relationship with, for instance, the development of their Cyber dialogue since 2013.
9. Prime Minister reiterated India’s strong condemnation of the heinous terrorists attack in France in January 2015. Recalling that terrorism is a constant and strategic threat and that both our countries are facing the threat of terror on their soil, France and India are determined to support each other in combatting this scourge. The Leaders reiterated their strong support for ongoing efforts aimed at defeating terrorism. They called for dismantling of the terrorist infrastructure, denying safe havens to terrorists, bringing perpetrators and conspirators of terrorist attacks to justice and to strengthen international frameworks to forge closer cooperation in this area, including through supporting initiatives in the framework of the UN, such as the draft Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism.
10. They agreed that India and France must intensify their cooperation within the framework of JWG on Counter-Terrorism, including on information and intelligence sharing on terror networks and work together to share experiences on dealing with the growing phenomenon of radicalisation. They asked officials on both sides to schedule the next meeting of the JWG on Counter-Terrorism at the earliest.
12. The two leaders noted with satisfaction the holding of second round of the Cyber Dialogue on 17 March 2015 in New Delhi, which outlined new areas of cooperation between France and India in the field of cyber security.