PM Narendra Modi telephoned British PM Theresa May and expressed India’s condolences. (PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday called up his English counterpart, Theresa May and expressed the nation’s deepest condolences over the suicide bombing in Manchester which resulted in the death of 22 people, PTI reported. PM Narendra Modi and Theresa May also agreed over their conversation to continue cooperating with each other in matters of counter-terrorism and online radicalisation. According to reports, Prime Minister Modi’s call was among the handful of that British Prime Minister Theresa May received today, following the terror attack in Manchester. Downing Street in a statement said, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed his country’s deepest condolences and said India’s prayers were with all of those affected”.
The statement also informed about the conversation in brief and noted, “They agreed the UK and India would continue to cooperate closely on counter-terrorism, including aviation security and countering online radicalisation”. India and the United Kingdom have a Defence and International Security Partnership, which dates back to 2015. This partnership involves both the countries working on countering terrorism, extremism and cyber security, PTI reported.
Theresa May also received calls after the Machester terror attack from world leaders like German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Prime Minister of Sweden, Stefan Lofven. The British PM’s office released another statement saying, “Chancellor Merkel called to offer Germany’s condolences and said Germany stands with the UK against terrorism. They agreed the deliberate targeting of children was despicable and that the people of Manchester had shown great spirit in coming together in the wake of the attack”