The UK Foreign Secretary, James Cleverly, has condemned the recent acts of violence towards staff at the Indian High Commission in London. The protest, which was led by Gurcharan Singh, included threats of assault and verbal abuse towards an elderly Hindu man.
New information has emerged that links Gurcharan Singh to the Pakistan High Commission and identifies him as a close aide of Paramjit Singh Pamma, a wanted terrorist in India.
The London Metropolitan Police has boosted security measures outside the Indian High Commission in London, UK, in response to a protest by Khalistanis taking place in front of the building.
The UK Government is working closely with the Metropolitan Police to investigate the incident and ensure the safety of staff at the Indian High Commission. Security measures at the Commission are being reviewed, and changes will be made where necessary.
The UK-India relationship is a strong and important one, built on personal connections between the two countries. The joint 2030 Roadmap that guides the relationship shows what can be achieved when the two countries work together, creating new markets and jobs, and tackling shared challenges.
The UK Government is committed to building even deeper ties between the UK and India in the future and will continue to work towards this goal. Acts of violence towards staff at the Indian High Commission in London will not be tolerated, and the safety of all foreign missions in the UK will be ensured.