UK supports India on Kashmir issue

United Kingdom(UK) has fully supported India’s stand on Kashmir and described it as a bilateral issue. UK has appealed to resolve this issue through dialogue with India-Pakistan. This was said during a conversation between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and British PM Boris Johnson on Tuesday afternoon.

Earlier France, USA, Russia have already called matter related to Jammu & Kashmir is a bilateral issue.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday spoke to the new Prime Minister of Britain, Boris Johnson, over the phone.

UK govt said, “The Prime Minister and Prime Minister Modi discussed the current situation in Kashmir. The Prime Minister made clear that the UK views the issue of Kashmir is one for India and Pakistan to resolve bilaterally. He underlined the importance of resolving issues through dialogue.”

Talking about the meeting of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and British PM Boris Johnson in G7, UK govt said, “Ahead of the G7, the Prime Minister and Prime Minister Modi agreed on the importance of working together to tackle climate change and other threats to biodiversity. They looked forward to meeting at the summit this weekend to discuss this and other issues.”

Indian Prime Minister Modi also raised the issue of violent attack by Pakistani and Khalistani groups on Independence day at Indian High commission in Britain with the British Prime Minister.

Indian govt said, “Pm Modi drew attention to the challenges posed by vested interests pursuing their motivated agenda, including by violent means.”

In this context he(Pm Modi) referred to the violence and vandalism perpetrated by a large mob against the High Commission of India in London on the last Independence Day of India. Prime Minister Johnson regretted the incident and assured that all necessary steps would be taken to ensure safety and security of the High Commission, its personnel and visitors.

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