India holds Fourth Home Affairs Dialogue virtually with UK, seeks proactive action

India has expressed concern over "anti-India" activities of certain extremists and radical elements in the UK and urged the country to maintain vigil and take appropriate proactive action.

India has also impressed upon the UK authorities the need to expedite pending extradition cases.

The matter was discussed at the 4th India-UK Home Affairs Dialogue held virtually on Thursday. The Indian delegation was led by Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla and the UK delegation was led by Permanent Secretary, Home Office, Mathew Rycroft.

"The Indian side communicated concerns on the anti-India activities of certain extremists and radical elements in the UK. The UK side was urged to maintain vigil over the activities of such elements and take appropriate proactive action," said the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Both sides agreed to maintain enhanced security cooperation between the two countries. The dialogue covered a wide range of issues, including homeland security, cyber security, extradition cases, and migration and mobility.

The meeting concluded with both sides agreeing to deepen security-related bilateral engagement, added the Ministry.