New Delhi: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May, who is on her first bilateral visit to India after she assumed office, on Monday said Both India and UK face an increasing threat of cyber attack from other states, terrorists and criminals operating in cyber space.

“We both face the shared threat of terrorism as individual countries, as partners, and as global powers”, May said.

She also said both the nations have agreed to strengthen their cooperation by sharing best practice to tackle the use of internet by violent extremists.

Theresa May and Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a joint statement at the India-Britain Tech Summit. While May said she is personally dedicated to invest in the UK-India relations, Modi also thanked May for UK’s consistent support for India’s membership of UNSC and NSG.

“There’s a growing convergence for our views on global issues. I thank PM May for UK’s consistent support for India’s membership of UNSC & NSG,” Modi said.

The Indian prime minister also said that he is looking beyond trade in defence equipment. He invited the British companies to build partnership with Indian enterprise.

“I encourage British companies to look at the multiple opportunities in Indian defence sector to take strong action against states that support and sponsor terrorism,” the PM said.

I conveyed our deep concerns to PM May regarding cross border terror and the need for international community to take strong action: PM Modi

Both the nations agreed that terrorism is not a limited security challenge and it moves across borders and affects the entire humanity.

“We (PM Modi and British PM Theresa May) have agreed to establish a joint working group on trade,” PM Modi said.

“We looked at full range of our partnership today, agreed to have new dimensions and initiative to broaden scope of our linkages,” he added.

In an extensive discussion, both the prime ministers agreed to touch new dimensions and horizons for the better ties.

 

First Published | 7 November 2016 4:11 PM
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