Narendra Modi Congratulates UK PM Boris Johnson, Raises Concern Over Anti-India Protests Outside Indian High Commission
PM Narendra Modi and Boris Johnson (Photo Credits: PTI/Getty Images)

New Delhi, August 20: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday had a telephonic conversation with the United Kingdom PM Boris Johnson. PM Modi congratulated Johnson on his election as Prime Minister of the UK. PM Modi drew attention of the Britain Prime Minister to the violence and vandalism perpetrated by a large mob against the High Commission of India in London on August 15. 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. Narendra Modi Targets Pakistan in Phone Conversation With Donald Trump, Says 'Incitement to Anti-India Violence Not Conducive to Peace'.

During the conversation, PM Modi stressed the importance of effective steps to ward off the threats posed by radicalisation, violence and intolerance, particularly in the context of the expanding footprint of terrorist organisations such as ISIS. Both the leaders expressed readiness to work for strengthening the strategic partnership between India and the United Kingdom.

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The telephonic conversation between both the leaders took place amid rising tensions between India and Pakistan after the Modi government scrapped the special status of Jammu and Kashmir by diluting Article 370. PM Modi will also meet Johnson during the G-7 Summit in Biarritz, France. 'Kashmir is India's Internal Matter': Rajnath Singh Reiterates Stand in Telephonic Conversation With US Counterpart Mark Esper.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday spoke to the United States (US) President Donald Trump over the phone. The telephonic conversation between both the leaders, which lasted for 30 minutes covered bilateral and regional matters. The Prime Minister also highlighted the importance of creating an environment free from terror and violence and eschewing cross-border terrorism without exception.