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India-UK holds talks on counter terrorism

Posted on Nov 23, 10:19AM | IBNS

The 8th meeting of the India-UK Joint Working Group (JWG) on counter terrorism was held on Nov 20 here.

The meeting was co-chaired by Indian Special Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs Asoke Kumar Mukerji and UK Director General, Defence and Intelligence, Foreign and Commonwealth Office Robert Hannigan.

India and the UK upgraded their relationship to a Strategic Partnership in 2004.

The discussions of the JWG were held in an atmosphere of trust and mutual understanding.

The two sides shared their respective threat assessments and informed each other of the measures taken by their governments to strengthen counter terrorism policies and structures.

They also discussed the follow up on the Mumbai terror attacks of 26/11. The two sides exchanged views on international developments, coordination in international fora and their bilateral cooperation in the area.

The next meeting of the JWG will be held in the UK in 2013 on mutually convenient dates.