Boris Johnson says India, UK stand shoulder to shoulder in fight against terror 

Written By: Karan Singh , Sidhant Sibal WION
New Delhi Published: Sep 03, 2019, 10:59 PM(IST)

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson with Prime Minister Narendra Modi (file photo). Photograph:( AFP )

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Both leaders had a phone conversation in August during which PM Modi raised the violence by Pakistani diaspora, along with Khalistanis in front of the Indian mission in London on Indian Independence day.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday said that his country stands shoulder to shoulder in the fight against terror while answering British MPs question on the developments of from the G7 summit that took place last month in France. 

Johnson met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the meet.

He said,"I indeed have an extremely good conversation with PM Modi and we agreed to strengthen our cooperation not just on the security side where clearly UK and India stand shoulder to shoulder in the fight against terror but also on military cooperation in the Asia Pacific region where we share much interest and of course in free trade as well"

Both leaders had a phone conversation in August during which PM Modi raised the violence by Pakistani diaspora, along with Khalistanis in front of the Indian mission in London on Indian Independence day. In his response, the British PM assuring the safety of the mission.

The British Parliament also discussed Kashmir with British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab reiterating that it is a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan.

Raab said, "dispute over Kashmir between Pakistan and India is for them to resolve"

UK Foreign Minister Dominic Raab spoke to EAM S Jaishankar on August 7 during which he raised concerns about the situation in Kashmir.

Calling violence in front of Indian mission by Pakistani groups "deplorable" Raab said there is a need to "reduce tension" and allow proper dialogue between India and Pakistan.

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