British prime minister Theresa May (Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)


BRITAIN is deeply concerned about rising tensions between India and Pakistan, prime minister Theresa May said in parliament today (27), urging restraint on both sides.

As Prime Minister’s Questions got underway at the Commons this afternoon, she said: “The UK is deeply concerned about rising tensions between India and Pakistan and urgently calls for restraint on both sides to avoid further escalation.

“We are in regular contact with both countries, urging dialogue and diplomatic solutions to ensure regional stability.

“We are working closely with international partners including through the UN Security Council to de-escalate tensions.”

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn also urged dialogue between India and Pakistan.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office updated its travel advisory for India today, saying Britons are advised against all travel to the immediate vicinity of the border with Pakistan, other than at Wagah and Jammu and Kashmir, with the exception of (i) travel within the city of Jammu, (ii) travel by air to the city of Jammu, and (iii) travel within the region of Ladakh

India’s prime minister Narendra Modi is meeting intelligence and security chiefs following this morning’s developments.