Cooperation between Russia, China and India will have a deterrent effect on potential terrorists and extremists, according to State Duma deputy, former Russian Security Council Secretary Andrei Kokoshin. This he told Russian reporters on Tuesday, opened on Monday at the Beijing Forum "International and regional situation and Sino-Russian strategic cooperation," which discusses issues of security and stability in the Asia-Pacific region. "Joint action by the three countries will have a deterrent effect on potential terrorists, extremists and separatists," – said Kokoshin. In his opinion, the three countries are good prospects for cooperation, but we are not talking about the formation of a rigid alliance. However, the three-way interaction can take and some institutional forms, Kokoshin added. "The existence of a mechanism of regular meetings of foreign ministers of three countries – have already determined the institutionalization of this cooperation, and I think that it will develop further," – he said. "Cooperation between Russia, India and China is not aimed against anyone else, and to ensure the security of each of our countries," – said the deputy. He did not rule out that the three countries in the future may hold joint military exercises are likely to Navy. "All three countries have an interest in ensuring maritime safety, security, maritime communications," – said Kokoshin. He added that currently "sea lanes that are subject to delivery of energy, very vulnerable," and their safety must be "the subject of serious concern." "With such increased energy prices and exacerbated the problem of access to them the task of ensuring the security of sea communications is very important," – said the former Russian Security Council Secretary. "We are cooperating for the sake of their own interests and the interests of international security in general," – said Kokoshin. In his view, the international security system will be more stable if Russia, China and India will create a well-oiled system of cooperation in the sphere of security, including defense.