Make amends if it has to be business as usual, NSA Doval to tell his UK counterpart
- In Reports
- 06:31 PM, Feb 04, 2023
- Myind Staff
Amidst the rapid rise in Khalistan extremism and Sikh radicalisation, National Security Advisor (NSA), Ajit Doval will convey a blunt message to his UK counterpart, The Hindustan Times reported.
On his way from a positive meeting with his US counterpart, Jake Sullivan in Washington, NSA Doval will will be in London to have a dialogue with UK NSA, Tim Barrow in the backdrop of the BBC documentary on Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and UK becoming a breeding ground for Khalistan extremism.
NSA Doval is expected to raise the Khalistan issue and also the rapid rise in Sikh extremism in the country. The UK has become a playground for the Khalistan forces and several referendums have been announced from there.
Further the UK has become a platform used by pro-Pakistan elements who have staged protests on issues such as CAA, with clear intentions to malign and interfere in India's internal matters.
The UK government has done little to nothing on the issue of Khalistan extremism, despite India relentlessly raising the issue on the highest Intelligence levels.
India believes that the UK government is trying to justify the violence in the name of freedom of speech and uses radicals to act as pressure groups.
The other issue that the Modi-led government is upset about is that the UK has provided a safe haven for fugitives like Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi, Sanjay Bhandari among others.
India recently also raised concerns that under the guidance of the UK foreign office, the state broadcaster, BBC was allowed to polarise India on communal lines by attempting to reopen the 2002 Gujarat riots. This despite, Prime Minister Narendra Modi getting a clean chit by India's highest court, the Supreme Court.
The clear message from NSA Doval to Barrow would be to make amends if it has to be business as usual with India.
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