LONDON: Marking a new phase of their rejuvenated partnership, India and Britain have capped years of negotiations by signing a civil nuclear cooperation pact that will enable enhanced collaboration in areas of atomic research and safety.Read More
It was a question he may have expected while preparing for his trip to India as the leader of the world’s largest democracy, and not surprisingly his answer was well-rehearsed.Read More
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s November 12-14 visit to the UK will be the first tour by an Indian prime minister to Britain in nearly a decade. Dr Manmohan Singh was the last Indian prime minister to visit the UK in October, 2006.Read More
Ahead of his maiden UK visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sought to bolster special relationship with the UK and underlined that he will chart out a long-term vision to upscale India-UK strategic relationship to a new level.Read More
Economic diplomacy is going to be the reigning flavor during India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the UK. Buoyed by upbeat projections for the Indian economy, top British multinationals are planning to unveil USD 15 billion of trade and investments in India during Mr Modi’s visit.Read More
NEW YORK: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United Kingdom (UK) in November, India invited UK to be a part of its Make in India initiative. The …Read More
As the euphoria builds up around India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s November trip to the United Kingdom, Britain’s Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Sajid Javid is in India to firm up the visit for the visit. This will be the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister to the UK in more than a decade. The last visit was by Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee in 2001.Read More
The India-UK relations are poised to move into a higher trajectory, with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi expected to visit Britain after the May elections in that country.
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.
The multifarious ties between India and Britain are headed for a marked upswing. Moments after he met India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Brisbane, British Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted: “Relations with India are at the top of the priorities of UK’s foreign policy.” “Your’s is a very inspiring vision, U.K. wants to partner in any way we can,” Mr Cameron said in another tweet.
The British leader’s enthusiasm seems to be shared across the spectrum in Britain. Soon after the Modi-Cameron meeting, Manish Chand, Editor-in-Chief of India Writes Network (www.indiawrites.org), caught up with UK Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Baroness Sandip Verma, and found her brimming with enthusiasm about the trajectory of the India-UK relations and the India growth story.
The 55-year-old politician and businesswoman, who has been made a Conservative peer for life, is also a visible emblem of the success of the Indian diaspora in Britain. In this wide-ranging interview with indiawrites.org in New Delhi, the Amritsar-born Sandip Verma speaks about how Britain is eagerly looking forward to offering Prime Minister Modi “exceptional welcome,” the success of the Indian community in Britain and soaring expectations about the India story under the leadership of a reform-minded prime minister.