Union Home Minister P Chidambaram will leave on a three day official visit to United Kingdom on Saturday and will hold talks with top intelligence officials there.

During the visit, Mr. Chidambaram will discuss issues relating to security with the Home Secretary Alan Johnson, Foreign Secretary David Miliband and the British Prime Minister’s Foreign Policy Adviser Simon Mcdonald.

The Home Minister will also meet some key British officials responsible for security and intelligence matters, a statement here said.

Other officials whom Mr. Chidambaram will meet include the Director General of Security Service Jonathan Evans, Director General of the Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism Charles Farr and the Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee Alex Allan.

Mr. Chidambaram will also familiarise himself with the functioning of some key British institutions relating to security and intelligence matters.

These include the Metropolitan Police Service, the Detica Operations Centre, the Secret Intelligence Service and the GCHQ which is one of the three intelligence agencies of the UK.

The Union Home Minister will return to Delhi on Wednesday.

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