Cooperation in counter-terrorism is an important element of the EU-India Strategic Partnership
Meeting in New Delhi for the 14th Counter-Terrorism Dialogue on May 7, 2024, the European Union and India strongly condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and emphasised the need for strengthening international cooperation in dealing with counter terrorism challenges. 
During their discussions, the two sides agreed that cooperation in multilateral fora such as the United Nations and the Global Counter terrorism Forum (GCTF) remained crucial.
A joint press release issued after the meeting described it as an opportunity to continue and enhance cooperation on this important element of the EU-India Strategic Partnership. 
“The meeting allowed for an in-depth discussion on regional threat assessments, key Counter-Terrorism policy developments, including state sponsored and cross-border terrorism, countering terrorism financing, preventing online radicalisation and exchanging on the impact of new and disruptive technologies, including their consequences for the threat and their use in countering terrorism,” the joint press release said.
Both sides emphasized the importance of strengthening counter-terrorism cooperation through exchange of information, capacity building, strengthening law enforcement and judicial partnerships.
In this context, the EU and India welcomed the signing of a working arrangement between Europol and the Indian Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). This not only brings together CBI and Europol but also links the law enforcement authorities in India with law enforcement authorities of the Member States of the European Union, as well as third countries and organisations associated with Europol.
According to Europol, it establishes clear mechanisms for communication, cooperation, and collaboration, ensuring that respective law enforcement agencies can seamlessly collaborate, share best practices, and support each other.
The meeting was co-chaired by Joanneke Balfoort, Director for Security and Defence Policy in the European External Action Service, and KD Dewal, Joint Secretary for Counter-Terrorism in India's Ministry of External Affairs. Nicolas Nihon, Chair of the COTER Working Group under Belgium’s EU Presidency, also participated in the talks, providing further insight into multilateral security frameworks.