Kuwait participates in international counter-terror conference in India

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A Kuwaiti delegation attends an int’l counter-terror conf. in Indian city of Gurugram

NEW DELHI, March 15, (KUNA): The Defence Ministry of Kuwait is participating in an international counterterrorism conference being held in the Indian city of Gurugram, few kilometers away from capital New Delhi. The event titled “Changing Contours of Global Terror” is organized by leading think-tank “India Foundation” in cooperation with the central and Haryana governments.

A delegation from the Ministry of Defense of the State of Kuwait headed by Brigadier General Khaled Bilal Al-Obaidi which also include Colonel Tareq Hameed Al-Sabr, Colonel Khaled Ahmad Al- Khairi, is participating in the counter terrorism conference being held in Gurugram from March 14-16, Kuwait Embassy said in a statement to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).

The counter terrorism conference deals with various questions pertaining to terrorism and ways of responding to its menace in the backdrop of changing technological advancements and changing narratives of globalization, the India Foundation said in a statement earlier.

The conference revolves around six major themes including global terrorism: ideological challenges, trends of the new age terrorism, Af-Pak region as the epicentre of global terror, constructing effective counter narratives, politics of terror, future of terrorism and terrorism of future.

The conference said that since the socalled Islamic State (IS) has not diminished despite recent defeats in Syria and Iraq, effective and dynamic counter-terrorism strategy should be formulated. “Recent developments in South Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa and other parts of the world indicate that the influence of IS and other jihadi outfits is only increasing with time … as terror outfits are forging new alliances to threaten international peace and security,” it added.

It is imperative to develop and hammer out novel and innovative strategies to confront new challenges posed by terrorism, the conference said. Terrorist groups are using innovative technology to achieve their goals and objectives. Devastating missiles, drone technology, chemical weapons and transport vehicles are used to spread terror, the conference said.

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