National Security Chiefs’ Meeting

The BIMSTEC Leaders at the Goa Retreat held on 16 October 2016, recognized the need for urgent measures to counter and prevent the spread of terrorism, violent extremism and radicalization. The Leaders expressed determination to take concrete measures to step up cooperation and coordination among law enforcement, intelligence and security organisations of the BIMSTEC Member States. The Leaders in the Goa Retreat agreed to convene “Annual Meeting of National Security Chiefs of Member States on Information and Intelligence Sharing”.

The BIMSTEC National Security Chiefs initiated the following subsidiary mechanisms of Security cooperation:

  • Expert Group on Maritime Security Cooperation
  • Expert Group on Cyber Security Cooperation
  • Expert Group on Space Security Cooperation
  • Expert Group on Himalayan Science Council
  • Track 1.5 BIMSTEC Security Dialogue Forum
  • Think Tanks Dialogue on Regional Security


# List of Meetings of BNSCs held so far:

3rd BNSCs    Bangkok, Thailand     21 March 2019
2nd BNSCsDhaka, Bangladesh28 March 2018
1st BNSCsNew Delhi, India  21 March 2017