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Ajit Doval Holds Top Meet With UK Counterpart Over Khalistani Extremists

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NSA Ajit Doval demanded “strong public action” against extremists in UK.

New Delhi:

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval today urged his British counterpart Sir Tim Barrow to take “strong public action” such as deportation against extremist elements threatening officers of Indian High Commission in the UK, official sources said.

Ajit Doval raised the issue during his wide-ranging talks with Tim Barrow, who is currently on a visit to India.

The two National Security Advisers or NSAs held one-on-one talks that was followed by delegation level dialogue.

Pro-Khalistan groups have issued posters inciting violence against senior Indian diplomats in the UK as well as in the US, Canada and Australia.

India has already asked all these countries to ensure safety and security of Indian diplomats and its missions.

“The Indian side raised the issue of the extremist elements in the UK threatening individual officers of the Indian High Commission and urged the UK government to take strong public action against these elements such as deportation or legal prosecution,” a source told Press Trust of India.

Both the sides agreed to work closely to counter terrorism and terror financing.

The two NSAs also resolved to deepen mutually beneficial bilateral collaboration in critical and emerging technologies.

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