Online Radicalisation Continues To Pose Significant Challenge To Global Security: CBI

India has said that online radicalisation continues to pose a significant challenge to global security. Heading the Indian delegation at the recently-concluded 19th Interpol Conference of Heads of National Central Bureaux at Lyon in France, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Praveen Sood highlighted the challenges posed by the nexus of organised crime, terrorism and extremist ideologies.

Mr Sood unequivocally condemned all forms of terrorism and conveyed that there can be no distinction between good terrorism and bad terrorism.

The CBI in a statement said, the event was attended by the national central bureaux of 136 countries, represented by senior police officials. The National Central Bureau (NCB) in every country is the nodal organisation responsible for coordination with Interpol.

In India, the CBI is the designated NCB. The event aimed to strengthen the operational cooperation among the NCBs of Interpol to combat transnational crimes.

The statement said that during the event, the Indian delegation held discussions with law-enforcement agencies from multiple countries for enhanced coordination on Interpol channels for a concerted action to combat organised crime, terrorism, drug trafficking, money laundering, online radicalisation, cyber-enabled financial crimes and to prevent these crimes on a real-time basis.

The three-member Indian delegation, during its discussions with several countries including the United States, the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia, emphasised the need for swift sharing of information through Interpol, expediting mutual legal assistance referrals and extradition requests. The statement said India supported the adoption of key conclusions of the Conference, calling for supporting global efforts in the prevention and disruption of terrorism and organised crime in all its forms to create a safer world.

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