National Security Advisor (NSA) of the United Kingdom Mark Sedwill spoke to his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval on Thursday and expressed solidarity with India in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack.
Sources said Sedwill conveyed that all assistance would be extended to India bilaterally in dealing with any form of terrorism through counter-terrorism cooperation, intelligence sharing and by bringing the perpetrators of terror attacks to justice.
Earlier in the week, US NSA John Bolton had spoken to Doval over the prevailing situation between India and Pakistan following the 14 February Pulwama attack and the retaliatory Indian air strikes on terror camps in Pakistan.
It is not confirmed if the two NSAs also discussed the listing of JeM chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN Security Council. The UK is the co-sponsor of the resolution moved by France at the UN for banning Azhar.
China has so far not indicated whether it would once again block the resolution or allow its adoption, a move that would virtually cripple the activities of the dreaded terror outfit.