`India-UK to deepen anti-terrorism cooperation`

Last Updated: Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 19:15

London: India and the UK will seek to
deepen bilateral anti-terrorism cooperation as Home Minister P
Chidambaram will meet his British counterpart and top
intelligence officials here on Monday.

Chidambaram, who arrived here last night on a
three-day official visit, will have indepth talks with British
Home Secretary Alan Johnson to intensify cooperation on
security issues, including efforts to combat terrorism.

The discussions at various levels will focus on the
counter-terrorism set up in the UK and lessons India could
learn for the setting up of the National Intelligence Grid
(NIG) aimed at facilitating robust information sharing between
security and law enforcement agencies to combat terror threat
at home and abroad.

Chidambaram will also familiarise himself with the
functioning of Britain`s police and intelligence services in
an effort to strengthen the security outfits in India.

Chidambaram will also meet Foreign Secretary David
Miliband and British Prime Minister`s Foreign Policy adviser
Simon Mcdonald.

The Home Minister will also have discussions with
Director General of the Security Service Jonathan Evans,
Director General of the Office for Security and
Counter-Terrorism Charles Farr and Chairman of the Joint
Intelligence Committee Alex Allan.

Chidambaram will leave for Delhi on Wednesday. He is
accompanied by the CEO of the NIG project Raghu Raman and
officials of the Intelligence Bureau.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 19:15

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