New Delhi. 02 December 2020. At the invitation of Secretary of Ministry of Defence of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka H.E. Maj Gen (Retd). Kamal Gunaratne, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval visited Colombo to participate in the 4th NSA Level Meeting on Trilateral Maritime Security Cooperation, hosted by Sri Lanka recently.
Earlier Meetings were held in 2011 in Maldives, in 2013 in Sri Lanka, and in 2014 in India. The NSA-level Trilateral Meeting has served as an effective platform for cooperation among Indian Ocean countries. Mauritius and Seychelles attended the 3rd meeting as guest countries. Apart from the Defence Secretary of Sri Lanka and NSA Ajit Doval from India, Defence Minister H.E. Mariya Didi also participated in the meeting representing Maldives.
The meeting provided an opportunity for discussion on issues pertaining to cooperation in maritime security in the Indian Ocean region. On the sidelines of the Trilateral Meeting, NSA had other high level bilateral engagements.