“UK’s Commitment to Extradition and Tech Cooperation: Analysis of Minister’s Statement”

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British Security Minister Tom Tugendhat declared that the UK will not harbor those seeking to evade justice and will not misuse its legal system to protect criminals. He confirmed that the UK government is committed to extraditing fugitives to face justice, emphasizing collaboration with India in cases involving Indian billionaires Nirav Modi and Vijay Mallya. Both individuals, accused of financial scams, fled to the UK and are wanted in India for charges of fraud and money laundering.

Tugendhat affirmed bilateral discussions with Indian officials, including External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. He underlined the strategic partnership between the UK and India, addressing security concerns and economic growth. The UK Security Minister highlighted the shared challenges posed by China and the importance of technological cooperation, particularly in artificial intelligence (AI) development.

Tugendhat praised India’s role as a hub for AI advancements, facilitating productivity improvements for businesses in both nations. He stressed the necessity of safeguarding mutual interests and nurturing technological progress for a collaborative future between the UK and India.

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