New Delhi, March 12: India has sought assistance from Britian following reports that organisations like Babbar Khalsa International and other Khalistani terror outfits are active there and are trying to revive Sikh militancy, parliament was informed Tuesday.
“Government has conveyed its concerns to the UK authorities including during the recent India-UK Summit held in New Delhi. Both sides have agreed to enhance cooperation in this regard,” Minister of State for Home Affairs R.P.N Singh told the Lok Sabha in a written reply.
A close watch is maintained on the activities of various groups known to have been engaged in trying to foment terrorist activities in Punjab, he added.
Pro-Khalistan terrorist outfits namely Babbar Khalsa international, International Sikh Youth Federation, Khalistan Commando Force and Khalistan Zindabad Force continue to be listed as terrorist groups under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act, 2004.
The government has adopted an integrated approach to counter such attempts which inter-alia include sustained vigilance along the border, strengthening of mechanism for intelligence gathering and sharing, he added.