Need to adopt zero tolerance approach towards terrorism: Aramane

New Delhi, April 26 (UNI) Defense Secretary Giridhar Aramane on Friday emphasized the need to adopt a zero-tolerance approach towards terrorism in all its forms for the prosperity and development of the SCO Member States.

Participating in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Defense Ministers’ meeting in Astana, Kazakhstan, on Friday, Aramane reiterated India’s steadfast commitment towards maintaining peace, stability, and security in the SCO region, a Defense Ministry statement said here.

Aramane mentioned India’s long-standing proposal for a Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism at the United Nations.

He also highlighted the concept of ‘Security and Growth for All in the Region (SAGAR)’, proposed by India for the Indo-Pacific.

During the meeting, a protocol was signed by the defense ministers of all SCO Member States.

A joint communiqué was issued after the meeting, in which the SCO Defense Ministers agreed, amongst other initiatives, to develop the idea of ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’, which is rooted in the ancient Indian philosophy of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’.

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