Following last month’s attack on the Indian embassy in London by a Sikh separatist group, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged his British counterpart Rishi Sunak to “take strong action against anti-India elements.”
Indian Prime Minister Modi on Thursday raised the issue of the security of Indian diplomatic establishments in the UK and called for strong action against anti-Indian elements.
Sunak informed Modi that the UK found the vandalism at the Indian High Commission last month to be “totally unacceptable” and reassured him of the security of the Indian Mission and its staff, according to the statement.
The telephone call came after the last month when the Tricolor atop the Indian High Commission in London was grabbed at by a group of protesters waving separatist Khalistani flags and shouting pro-Khalistan slogans, leading to an arrest related to the violent disorder.
According to the statement, the progress on several bilateral issues as part of the India-UK Roadmap 2030 was also discussed, especially in the trade and economic sectors.
They expressed satisfaction with recent high-level interactions and increased collaboration, notably in the trade and economic sectors. The statement said they concurred on the necessity of swiftly concluding a free trade agreement that would benefit both nations.
Additionally, he invited Mr Sunak to attend the G20 meeting scheduled for September, and the latter reaffirmed the UK’s unwavering support for India’s ongoing G20 Presidency.