On 22nd March 2023, James Cleverly Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom responded to unacceptable acts of violence towards staff at the Indian High Commission in London.
His statement read:
“Acts of violence towards staff at the Indian High Commission in London are unacceptable and I have made our position clear to the High Commissioner Vikram Doraiswami. The police investigation is ongoing and we are in close contact with the Indian High Commission in London and the Indian Government in New Delhi. We are working with the Metropolitan Police to review security at the Indian High Commission, and will make the changes needed to ensure the safety of its staff as we did for today’s demonstration.
We will always take the security of the High Commission, and all foreign missions in the UK, extremely seriously, and prevent and robustly respond to incidents such as this.
The UK-India relationship, driven by the deep personal connections between our two countries, is thriving. Our joint 2030 Roadmap guides our relationship and shows what we can achieve when we work together, creating new markets and jobs for the two countries and helping to tackle shared challenges. We want to build deeper ties between the UK and India for the future”.
As a matter of principle, the UK government has reiterated commitments towards security of foreign missions in the UK. The security of High Commission of India in London has been reviewed and changes made. The last incident being investigated by the police.