Published on: December 10, 2021




The National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS), Government of India in association with Data Security Council of India (DSCI), as a Knowledge Partner, organized Seminar on “Securing Cyberspace in the Contemporary Threat Environment” for delegates from Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)Member States. dia assumed the Chairmanship of Council of Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure of SCO(RATS SCO) recently


Was established in 2004 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan by the member states to combat terrorism, separatism and extremism.

Executive Committee of the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS) of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is the permanent body of the SCO RATS based in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. India is present chair


  • Maintaining working relations with competent institutions of the member states and international organisations tackling issues of fighting terrorism, separatism and extremism;
  • Assistance in interaction among the member states in preparation and staging of counter-terrorism exercises at the request of concerned member states, preparation and conduct of search operations and other activities in the field of fighting terrorism, separatism and extremism;
  • Joint drafting of international legal documents concerning the fight against terrorism, separatism and extremism;
  • Gathering and analysis of information coming to the RATS from the member states, formation and filling of RATS data bank;
  • Joint formation of a system of effective response to global challenges and threats
  • Preparation and holding of scientific conferences and workshops, assistance in sharing experience in the field of fighting terrorism, separatism and extremism.
  • Between 2011 and 2015, under RATS coordination, the authorities of SCO member States managed to prevent 20 terrorist attacks while still in the planning stages, averted 650 crimes of terrorist and extremist nature, and neutralized 440 terrorist training camps and 1,700 members of international terrorist organizations