PM Narendra Modi to raise students’ issue with British counterpart Theresa May

“We expect mobility issues to be raised during the visit,” said Ministry of External Affairs official spokesperson Vikas Swarup.

Written by Shubhajit Roy | New Delhi | Updated: November 4, 2016 7:49 am
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CONCERNED WITH the decline in the number of Indian students studying in UK universities — by 50 per cent in the last five years — Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to raise the issue “very strongly” with British PM Theresa May when they meet on November 7.

May will be in India from November 6 to 8 on her first bilateral visit to the country since assuming office. “We expect mobility issues to be raised during the visit,” said Ministry of External Affairs official spokesperson Vikas Swarup when asked whether the issue of Indian students will be taken up during the talks.

“Yes, it is true that in the last five years or so, the number of Indian students enrolling in UK universities have gone down by almost 50 per cent; from around 40,000 to about 20,000 now. This has happened because of restrictions on post-study stay in the UK,” he said.

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First Published on: November 4, 2016 3:18 am
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    Avinash
    Nov 3, 2016 at 10:28 pm
    It has been more than 3 years - with the best education minister (Irani) - why does PM should talk to UK for education?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;I guess Indians voted him to ensure Indian education will improve drastically under his able leadership!!!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Bhakts will still not question him but surely blame congress or Kejriwal.
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      avi
      Nov 4, 2016 at 5:03 am
      UK wants Free Trade pact with India, now is the time to ask for apology for Jallianwalla Bagh Macre. They also need to return priceless artifacts like Kohinoor and looted goods which adore the British Museums all over UK ??? They have no legal right over them as war or colonial trophies.
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        bitterhoney
        Nov 4, 2016 at 3:27 am
        Keeing in mind UP elections, Modiji should force British PM to apologize for Jallianwala macre. She should only be allowed to speak in Hindi. We want Modi effect everywhere.
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          Sushil Kumar
          Nov 4, 2016 at 4:16 am
          Gujjus coming to UK on student visa and then they would go to work in some Gujju shops that has been restricted. so Baniya is going to do favour to another Baniya.lt;br/gt;UK goft stand is good why it should allow any student to live in the country after its purpose has been completed.
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