Tribune press service
New Delhi, November 2
On Monday evening, Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Boris Johnson agreed to ask their National Security Advisers (NSA) to meet in London to sort out irritants related to aggressive Khalistani activists and the pending extradition of Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi.
“Prime Minister Johnson, I think he totally agrees that some of these groups need to be brought under control and clearly action needs to be taken to see how such activity which is by no means democratic or constitutional should be or could be used to combat these recent incidents, âForeign Minister Harsh Vardhan Shringla said at a media briefing on the first day of COP26 in Glasgow.
He was asked to elaborate on the discussion between the two prime ministers on combating terrorism after a surge in activity by Khalistani groups which included a recent so-called referendum.
Police were deployed outside the Indian High Commission in London late last year after near violent protests took place in its vicinity, and then British High Commissioner Ruchi Ghanshyam met with the British Minister for Interior Priti Patel to convey India’s safety and security concerns in this regard.
Shringla said that while many of these groups do not gain popularity, but by speaking out on issues on which they do not have a legitimate right to speak, they cause “a certain level of imbalance and concern in our two countries â.
Regarding the ongoing extradition of Modi and Mallya, the NSAs will examine in detail “all these important issues for the consulate and security and other aspects of our relations,” said the foreign minister.