Science and technology important in India-UK ties: PM Narendra Modi

PM Modi also thanked British Prime Minister Theresa May for choosing India as her first bilateral visit outside Europe.

By: IANS | New Delhi | Updated: November 7, 2016 7:09 pm
PM Narendra Modi and UK PM Theresa May at India-UK Summit in New Delhi. Photo: PIB PM Narendra Modi and UK PM Theresa May at India-UK Summit in New Delhi. Photo: PIB

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said science, technology and innovation has a significant role in India’s bilateral engagement with the UK.

“To boost entrepreneurship, science and technology is very important. Science, technology and innovation has a very significant role in our (India-UK) relationship,” Modi said in his speech at the India-UK Tech Summit in New Delhi.

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PM Modi also thanked British Prime Minister Theresa May for choosing India as her first bilateral visit outside Europe.

“We must encourage greater mobility and participation of young people in education and research opportunities,” PM Modi said.

“Our countries face economic challenges which directly affect trade and commerce. We together have to create new opportunities,” he added.