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India strongly supports all efforts, especially within the purview of the United Nations that strengthen international and regional cooperation in the fight against terrorism. The success in the fight against terrorism goes hand-in-hand with progress in strengthening counter-terrorism cooperation and exchange of information at the international, regional and sub-regional level. The Global Counter Terrorism Strategy agreed by the UN member states in 2006 and reviewed every two years, is a unique and universally agreed strategic framework to counter terrorism.

India is party to the 13 sectoral conventions on terrorism adopted by the UN. With the objective of providing a comprehensive legal framework to combat terrorism, India took the initiative to pilot a draft Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT) in 1996. Largely as a result of India’s active pursuance, a draft text of the CCIT emerged in 2007, which is agreeable to most States. But few States still have problem over a few issues, negotiations for the resolution of which are undergoing. India attaches importance to the work undertaken by the Ad-hoc Committee on Terrorism established by the General Assembly towards negotiations of the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT). India looks forward to early conclusion of the CCIT. As a member of the Security Council, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN chaired the Security Council Committee on Counter-Terrorism Committee [CTC], the Working Group concerning threats to international peace and security by terrorist acts and the Somalia - Eritrea Sanctions Committee in 2011 - 12.

India also supports the counter - terrorism mechanisms established by UN Security Council Resolutions, including Resolutions 1267 and 1988 and its successors related to sanctions against Taliban, Al-Qaeda, ISIL, and associated entities such as LeT, JeM. India also supports the resolution 1373 (which, inter - alia, established the Counter Terrorism Committee), 1540 ( which addressed non - proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction in this context), and subsequent resolutions that renewed, strengthened or amended these three original resolutions

India strongly supported the setting up of the UN Office of Counter Terrorism in 2017. India believes that the setting up has provided a strong impetus to UN's work on Countering Terrorism and strengthened UN's ability towards harmonization of its work on this crucial issue. It will surely lead to a better integrated counter-terrorism approach within the UN system. An effective and balanced implementation of the United Nations Global Counter Terrorism Strategy requires greater international and regional cooperation. In this context, India also donates to the Counter Terrorism Trust fund to support these efforts.