PM Modi reaches out to UK PM to take strong action against terrorism

New Delhi [India], Nov. 7 : Asserting that terrorism is not a limited security challenge and its arc of threat spreads across nations and regions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday urged his UK counterpart Theresa May to take strong action against states that support and sponsor terrorism.

"I discussed with Prime Minister May ways to purposefully work together to combat the growing forces of radicalization and terrorism.

We agreed that it is not a limited security challenge. Its arc of threat spreads across nations and regions. Terrorists moves across borders with ease, and endanger the entire humanity. I conveyed our deep concerns to Prime Minister May regarding cross-border terrorism and the need for the international community to take strong action against states that support and sponsor terrorism," Prime Minister Modi said while addressing the joint statement.

Prime Minister Modi said he also discussed defence and security partnership with Prime Minister May. "I encourage British companies to look at the multiple opportunities in the Indian defence sector. Looking beyond trade in defence equipment, I invite them to build partnerships with Indian enterprises that focus on manufacturing, technology transfer and co-development.

Security of the Cyber space, especially involving our critical infrastructure is an area of shared interest.

I welcome our growing cooperation in this field," he added. Asserting that India-UK global partnership is expanding, Prime Minister Modi said there is growing convergence of their views on leading global issues.

"I thanked Prime Minister May for UK's consistent support for India's membership of the UN Security Council and Nuclear Suppliers Group.

We also agreed on the need for early adoption of the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism," he added.

Source: ANI