India Has Stopped Trade Talks With UK Over Sikh Extremists, Says Report


Pro-Khalistan protestors stage a demonstration outside the Indian High Commission in London, on March 22, 2023. (AP/PTI)

Indians don’t want to talk about trade until they get a very public demonstration of condemnation of Khalistan extremism in the UK, The Times quoted a Whitehall source as saying

India has โ€œdisengaged” from trade talks with Britain after accusing it of failing to condemn the Sikh extremist group that attacked the Indian High Commission in London last month, The Times reported on Monday, citing British government sources.

The incident occurred on March 19, when protesters with Khalistan banners staged a demonstration at the High Commission and took down an Indian flag from the buildingโ€™s first floor balcony to denounce recent police action in Punjab.

โ€œIndians donโ€™t want to talk about trade until they get a very public demonstration of condemnation of Khalistan extremism in the UK,” a Whitehall source told The Times.

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