Two-day International seminar on terrorism to begin on Monday

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New Delhi, Sept 14 : The Asia Pacific chapter of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is organizing an 'International Seminar on Terrorism' here on September 15-16.

India presently chairs the Asia Pacific World Regional Office of the IACP, and in that capacity is the organizer of the seminar. Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil will inaugurate the seminar while National Security Adviser M.K. Narayanan will deliver the keynote address.

Apart from the IACP President, Ronald C. Ruecker, foreign delegates representing 13 countries in the Asia Pacific region including Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, Singapore, Philippines, Japan, Australia and New Zealand will attend the two-day event.

The seminar is aimed at providing an interactive platform for sharing of expertise and experience between India and other countries, which are similarly affected, by militancy and terrorism.

Lead speakers will include co-founder of Afghanistan's Centre for Research and Policy Studies Haroun Mir, President of French National Crime Commission Alain Bauer, besides security analysts from American think tank institutions like Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Centre for Strategic and International Studies.

The deliberations will include presentations on terrorism in South Asia and its neighbourhood and on issues like youth radicalization, extremism and insurgency in South East Asia. A panel discussion on the Indian experience in counter terrorism policing is scheduled for the second day.

The IACP is the world's largest organization of police officials, having a membership of around 20,000 spread across more than 90 countries. Its objectives are to develop and disseminate professional practices and processes for policing and law enforcement and to foster international cooperation amongst police, security organizations across the world in their fight against security threats such as terrorism, militant fundamentalism and organized crime.

In 2001, India had hosted IACP's eighth Asian Executive Policing Conference, while in 1992 , it had organized the fourth Asia Pacific Regional Conference in New Delhi.

ANI

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