Ajit Doval holds high-level meeting with UK counterpart over Khalistani extremiststext_fields
New Delhi: National Security Adviser Ajit Doval recently engaged in a discussion with his British counterpart, Sir Tim Barrow, regarding the growing concerns over Khalistani extremists.
During the meeting, Doval urged the UK government to take decisive action, such as deportation or legal prosecution, against individuals threatening officers of the Indian High Commission in the UK. According to official sources, Doval emphasised the need for "strong public action" against extremist elements in the UK who target officers of the Indian High Commission. Deportation and legal prosecution were highlighted as potential measures to combat these threats.
The discussion between the two National Security Advisers began with a one-on-one exchange, followed by a delegation-level dialogue. The focus of the talks primarily revolved around addressing the rising threat posed by pro-Khalistan groups, who have issued posters inciting violence against senior Indian diplomats not only in the UK but also in the US, Canada, and Australia.
India has already reached out to these countries, urging them to prioritise the safety and security of Indian diplomats and missions. In response to the concerning situation, Ajit Doval raised the issue during his extensive conversation with Tim Barrow, who is currently visiting India.
In addition to addressing security concerns, the two NSAs agreed to strengthen collaboration in countering terrorism and terror financing. Recognising the importance of emerging technologies, they also expressed a mutual interest in deepening bilateral cooperation in critical technological areas.