Foreign secretary Ranjan Mathai, who is in London ahead of next week’s strategic dialogue between senior officials of the two countries — an annual series — has already raised the issue with the British foreign office minister responsible for India, Huge Swire.
Next week’s meeting will see the Indian side restate its concerns. India objects not only to the disruptive activities of such militants but also their unchecked ability to spread anti-India hatred through speeches.
Mathai told a meeting at the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS) on Thursday that it is time to strengthen and deepen counter-terrorism cooperation between India and Britain. “Much more can be done by our two countries,” Mathai said, “for example by establishing mechanisms for exchange of actionable intelligence in real time.” India already has such mechanisms in place with the US ad France.