London, Apr 2018 Narendra Modi in UK Latest Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who tore into Pakistan while addressing ‘Bharat Ki Baat, Sabke Saath’ in London on his day 1 of United Kingdom visit, will participate in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) on Day 2 of his visit on Thursday. Modi landed at the Heathrow airport of United Kingdom on Tuesday. In a special gesture, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson received him at the airport. Stay with India.com for LIVE UPDATES on PM Narendra Modi UK Visit Day 2.
“The Commonwealth is a unique multilateral grouping that not only provides useful assistance to its developing country members, particularly the small states and small-island developing states, but also has a strong international voice for development issues,” Modi had said earlier.
This is Modi’s second official visit to Britain. May visited India in November 2016, her first visit outside the EU after assuming office.
Earlier on Wednesday, PM Modi met UK Prime Minister Theresa May at her official residence on 10, Downing Street. The Prime Minister, during the meeting, raised the issue of economic offenders like Lalit Modi and Vijay Mallya who have sought refuge in Britain. Meanwhile, welcoming Modi, May said she was hopeful they could work together in a way that was beneficial for the people of both the countries.
Later, while addressing the Indian diaspora, PM condemned the increasing cases of crime against women. He also advised the people not to politicise rape. Tearing into Pakistan and referring to it as a ‘terror export factory’, he claimed that after the 2016 surgical strikes, the Indian government tried calling Pakistan to let them know about the strikes. “We believe in peace. But we will not tolerate those who like to export terror. We will give back strong answers and in the language they understand. Terrorism will never be accepted,” he said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi would also meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a brief stopover in Berlin on April 20 after concluding his visits to Sweden and the United Kingdom.