External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and the British Foreign Secretary Willian Hague discussed the issue on Thrusday and both the leaders have agreed that the killing on bin Laden was a good moment for Pakistan to “roll up” the terror cells on its soil and also pledged to expand mutual cooperation between the two countries.
Mr Hague told Mr Krishna during his recent visit that there is a need for the Pakistani Government to enhance action against terror groups. In a statement, the Indian High Commission said the two foreign ministers had wide-ranging discussions covering the entire gamut of India-UK bilateral relations and other matters of mutual interest.
“They also reviewed progress made in developing the ‘enhanced partnership’ since the visit of Prime Minister Cameron to India last year and identified ways to further develop closer and stronger partnership,” it said.
Mr Hague said his government looked forward to an early visit, renewing invitation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to visit Britain, On Wednesday, Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao secured assurance of British support for India’s bid for full membership of the four multilateral export control regimes — the Nuclear Suppliers’ Group, the Missile Technology Control Regime, the Australia Group and the Wassenaar Group.
Report by Sumit