Indian to stop 9/11 type terror attacks

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Washington, Jan 5: Citing the destructive result of US's 9/11 kind of terror attacks, Hardeep Singh Puri, the Indian ambassador to the United Nations (UN) has been elected as the Chairman of the all important Security Council Committee on counter-terrorism.

Puri, who has been elected for a two-year term, replaced the ambassador and the permanent representative of Turkey, Ertugrul Apakan.

Earlier Puri stated, "One of our major pre-occupation is the issue of terrorism. I expect that in the coming months we would have to address that issue through the work of the Council."

Who is Hardeep Singh Puri:

A 1974-batch IFS officer, Puri is well-known for his diplomatic stances and an expert on World Trade Organisation (WTO) issues.

He served as India's Permanent Representative to the UN institutions in Geneva. He was a Secretary (Economic Relations) in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

He was India's Ambassador to Brazil where he played an important role in getting the Indian-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) partnership to expand areas of economic cooperation.

Brazil was also a very important country to convince ahead of the Nuclear Suppliers Group meet on the Indian nuclear deal given that it had given up its weapons programme and signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Puri has also been elected as the chairman of the Security Council Committee concerning Somalia and Eretria in 2009.

OneIndia News
(With inputs from PTI)

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