India, Kyrgyzstan hold first strategic dialogue, discuss Afghanistan
India and Kyrgyzstan held their first strategic dialogue on Tuesday in New Delhi and agreed to enhance security and defence cooperation to address common threats and challenges faced by both countries arising out of the situation in Afghanistan.
The Secretary of the Security Council of the Kyrgyz Republic, Lieutenant General Marat Imankulov, met National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval in New Delhi for the first India-Kyrgyzstan strategic dialogue.
The two sides held discussions on threats and challenges faced by both countries as well as the regional security environment with special reference to Afghanistan, a statement said.
The two sides welcomed the similarity of views on these matters, and agreed upon steps to enhance bilateral security cooperation between the relevant bodies, including in the fields of counter-terrorism, combating radicalisation, narcotics control and defence cooperation.