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UK to cooperate with India in counter-terrorism


New Delhi, Sep 8: The UK has acknowledged India's stand on terrorism and expressed its resolve to cooperate in the field of counter-terrorism.

Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre in a meeting with UK's Minister of Defence Procurement Harriett Baldvin in London "drew attention to challenges being faced by the two countries due to increased terrorist activities globally, as well as cross-border terrorism being faced by India", a statement issued by the Ministry of Defence said.

India-UK to counter-terrorism

"Bhamre emphasised that terrorism is a global phenomenon and a clear message must go to countries supporting terrorism. There could be no differentiation between good and bad terrorists," the statement said.

Baldvin "acknowledged India's stand on terrorism and expressed the UK's resolve to cooperate in the field of counter terrorism," it said. The two leaders also explored avenues for Defence co-operation, especially in the context of the Narendra Modi government's Make In India initiative.

Talks were also held on Indo-UK collaboration in joint research, development and production. Bhamre, who is in the UK to attend United Nations Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial Conference 2016, reiterated India's resolve in enhancing its defence capability and improving its defence industrial base. He invited greater participation of the UK in the 'Make in India' programme.


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