New Delhi: India and China have held a key counter-terror dialogue in Beijing today and agreed to step up cooperation amid rising concerns on Pakistan-sourced terror in the wake of the Uri attack. RN Ravi, Chairman of Joint Intelligence Committee and Wang Yongqing, Secretary General of Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission of China, held "in-depth discussions on enhancing cooperation in counter-terrorism and security and on measures to jointly deal with security threats and reached important consensus in this regard", the Indian Embassy said in a statement.
This was the first meeting of India-China High Level Dialogue on counter-terrorism and security. Both sides agreed to formalise and deepen cooperation on terror during Home Minister Rajnath Singh's visit to Beijing, when he met with China's top counter-terror czar Meng Jianzhu.
Both sides "exchanged views on the international and regional security situation". They also exchanged information on respective policies, systems and legislation to deal with terrorism, and further enhance their understanding on issues of major concerns to both sides, the statement said.