New Delhi: India and Kyrgyzstan have held a crucial bilateral meeting regarding the situation which has arisen in Afghanistan following the Taliban capture of Kabul and the ouster of the US-backed Afghan government.
The Secretary of the Security Council of the Kyrgyz Republic, Lieutenant General Marat Imankulov, visited India for the first Strategic Dialogue between the National Security Council Secretariats on Tuesday, government officials said.
They said that the two sides held discussions on threats and challenges facing both countries as well as the regional security environment, with special reference to Afghanistan.
Both India and Kyrgyzstan welcomed the mutual 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, officials added.
During the bilateral dialogue over the situation in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan, Lieutenant General Marat Imankulov of Kyrgyzstan met India's National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval.