PM dials UK on attack against Indian Mission

Boris Johnson regrets incident and assures necessary steps will be taken to ensure safety of High Commission

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 20

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today drew the attention of the United Kingdom to the challenges posed by “vested interests pursuing their motivated agenda, including by violent means” and referred to the violence and vandalism by a mob against the Indian High Commission.

The attack in London on August 15 during an anti-India protest by Pakistan supporters that turned violent came up during a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who regretted the incident and assured that all necessary steps would be taken to ensure the safety and security of the High Commission, its personnel and visitors.

PM Modi pointed out that terrorism had plagued all parts of the world, including India and Europe. He

stressed on the importance of effective steps to ward off threats posed by radicalisation, violence and intolerance, particularly in the context of the expanding footprint of terrorist organisations such as ISIS, a post on Namo App said.

The Prime Minister expressed his readiness to work with Johnson for strengthening the strategic partnership between India and the UK. Both leaders agreed that as the world’s pre-eminent democracies, the two countries had much to contribute together to effectively address the many challenges faced by the world today. The leaders looked forward to interacting during the G-7 Summit in Biarritz, France, next week.

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