Eye on China: India and UK agree to deepen Indo-Pacific cooperation
NEW DELHI: India and the United Kingdom on Tuesday said they will deepen strategic cooperation in the Indo-Pacific and confront "shared security threats" together amid China's muscle-flexing in the region. The UK has become the second major European nation after France to deepen security cooperation with India in the Indo-Pacific region in the last two months.
Earlier today, external affairs minister S Jaishankar held wide-ranging talks with UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab with focus on five key areas, including defence and security.
Talking about growing congruence in strategic ties, the British foreign secretary said a closer relationship with India, and the wider Indo-Pacific region, is one of the "very highest policy priorities" for the UK go nment.
Raab also said that his go nment is committed to building a stronger defence and security partnership with India, adding it will help in tackling shared issues of concern such as terrorism and maritime security as well as piracy in the Western Indian Ocean.
He said the UK also wants to work with India to make 5G networks stronger and more secure.
"It will also help us respond to the new and emerging challenges like space and cybersecurity. We want to work together to ensure our telecoms networks, our 5G networks, are more secure and resilient," he said.
The statement assumes significance as the UK is looking to build a 5G club of 10 democracies, including India, amid growing security concerns related to Chinese telecom giant Huawei. It has also announced complete removal of Huawei from its 5G network.
S Jaishanker is very polished diplomat who was made minister, really like this guy. It can only happen in BJP govt .
Uk, usa, aussie, all wants to support india so the war stays in india, not at their home front. If they want to help india, then boycott chinese products and put trade ban with china in place.
Britts recognise their EMPIRE DAYS FOLLIES the root cause of INDO-PACIFIC connundrums&their INABILITY&INCAPACITY to rectify COMPELLING to RECOGNISE&SEEK the RISING GLOBAL POWER INDIA.
Must be careful with the Brits. Their domestic politics will force them to take Pakistan's side on most issues. They don't support us with extradition of criminals on the run. And they don't act against uk based anti india activists.
Mr. Jaishankar may be a good diplomat but he has got to be tough with Chinese diplomats. Soft diplomacy works with western democracies but not with ro-e China. He seems to have failed with Chinese wolf warrior diplomats though.
All Chinese weapons are fake.. copied .. never work.. There were trying spying F35 design but caught and remove from USA. Chinese are dogs eaters.. Only friend to evil muslims
Bogus propaganda!! Chaiwalla sold our territory!! Mum - why? It was a deal
We Indians shud never think we r weak , we r very strong, we have resources , we have talent , we have educated workforce. let's be proud of be an Indian.
All nations of the world should unite to tackle and destroy mo-ster Dragon.
No one can fight alone with china. Seems China is really a big threat to us all. will we be able to contain China?
The key question in the India-China relationship (or lack thereof) is this - what type of leverage does India actually have? Diplomacy, without leverage, is mere begging.
UK the worst country as far as India is concerned.Hiw can ever trust a Fox.
UK is at the mercy of China for survival.
Every stupid Indian is thinking India is great let us understand one thing India can never be great and comparison with China is ridiculous. They beat us hands down in every aspect.
what's the use. All major UK banks are controlled by china. All trade benefits will ultimately reach China.
boris is by far the most india friendly PM, he's had strong personal links to India, his kids r 1/4th Indians.
The one person who saw the Chinese threat first and made the world wake up, is Trump
Eye on China, India wants to be sl ve of UK again.
UK will never support India becoz UK will becum Islamic country by 2040.