2nd SAARC Anti-Terrorism Mechanism Kicked Off in New Delhi (Download PDF)


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The High Level Group of Eminent Experts to strengthen the SAARC Anti-Terrorism Mechanism Second Edition was held in New Delhi. The conference was attended by the all eight SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) delegations.

Key Facts

  • This conference directly concerned with the issues of terrorism and the measures to strengthen the SAARC anti-terrorism mechanism.
  • Other important points considered in meeting included:
  1. Terrorism financing
  2. Drugs trafficking
  3. Cybercrimes
  • During the conference, all the member countries shared their counter terrorism efforts.
  • All the countries are agreed to operationalizing the SAARC Drugs Offences Monitoring Desk (SDOMD) and SAARC Terrorist Offences Monitoring Desk (STOMD) to make the combat terrorism.


  • It was established in 1995 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Analyses and disseminates information on terror offences, strategies, tactics, and methods in SAARC region.
  • Was not functional due to some technical issues.


  • The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is regional diplomatic organization and geopolitical union in South Asia.
  • Its member countries are:
  1. Afghanistan
  2. Bangladesh
  3. Bhutan
  4. India
  5. Nepal
  6. The Maldives
  7. Pakistan
  8. Sri Lanka
  • SAARC includes 3% of the world’s area, 21 % of the world’s population, and 9.12 % of the global economy, as of 2015.

- Published/Last Modified on: September 27, 2016


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