National Security Adviser Ajit Doval has visited Sri Lanka. India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives will discuss maritime security. That’s why Ajit Doval visited Colombo, Sri Lanka on Friday. The two-day visit will focus on important issues related to maritime security.
However, the meeting is being held again six years later. Earlier, in 2014, the three countries discussed maritime security in New Delhi. The Indian embassy in Colombo tweeted that NSA Ajit Doval had arrived in Colombo to discuss India-Sri Lanka-Maldives cooperation in maritime security. Sri Lankan Army Commander Silva Shabendra welcomes Ajit Doval. The Sri Lankan army has said that Doval and Maria Didi, the defense minister of the Maldives, will lead their respective countries in the talks. The meeting will also be attended by observers from Bangladesh, Mauritius and Seychelles.
Important issues such as integrated action in the Indian Ocean, training in security and rescue operations, measures to prevent rising pollution in the sea, entry of enemies, control of drug smuggling, etc. will be discussed. The Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that tripartite talks at the NSA level were an effective platform for enhancing cooperation between the Indian Ocean countries. This is Doval’s second visit to Sri Lanka this year. Earlier in January, Ajit Doval held bilateral talks between Sri Lanka and India.
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