Asian superpowers - India and China - on Tuesday held their first counter-terrorism meet to discuss on enhancing cooperation in times of terrorist attacks. Officials from both the countries participated in the high-level dialogue in Beijing.
"The two sides had in-depth discussions on enhancing cooperation in counter-terrorism, security and on measures to jointly deal with security threats and reached important consensus in this regard," an Indian government official told IANS.
The news agency went on to say that the officials from the two countries exchanged views on international and regional security situation, shared respective policies, systems and legislation to deal with terrorism, and other issues.
India also raised the issue of terrorism with China in the meeting co-chaired by RN Ravi, Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee of India, and Wang Yongqing, Secretary General of the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission of China.
The meeting was held 10 days after terrorists attacked the heavily-guarded Indian Army Brigade Headquarters in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district on September 18, killing 19 soldiers and injuring 12 others. Four terrorists involved in the attack were killed. The incident has severed relations between India and Pakistan with the former accusing the latter of "exporting terror."