Mr Modi was speculated to visit Britain towards January-end, with British Prime Minister David Cameroon keen that the Indian prime minister travels to his country early this year.
However, with the upcoming elections, the plan appears to have changed.
A group of NRIs and PIOs from the UK met Mr Modi on the sidelines of the Pravasi Bharatiya Summit in Gujarat’s capital Gandhinagar.
The prime minister conveyed that he will be visiting Britain after the elections, Lord Diljit Rana, veteran entrepreneur and member of the House of Lords, told India Writes Network (www.indiawrites.org) in an interview. The visit is likely in September-October, said Lord Rana, president of the Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin, (GOPIO) said.
British Chancellor George Osborne has struck an upbeat note on the future trajectory of India-UK relations.
During Mr Osborne’s visit to India in July, Mr Osborne claimed that “good days are coming” for Britain’s relationship with India. Deals worth around £120m were announced during his visit to Mumbai.
- Manish Chand is Founder-CEO and Editor-in-Chief of India Writes Network (www.indiawrites.org) and India and World, a pioneering magazine focused on international affairs. He is CEO/Director of TGII Media Private Limited, an India-based media, publishing, research and consultancy company.
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