Make in India to be key aspect of India-UK cooperation, says PM Modi

Theresa May began her India visit by attending the India-UK TECH Summit in Delhi

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 7, 2016 7:09 pm
narendra modi, theresa may, theresa may in india, theresa may india visit, british PM india visit, british PM in india, india news PM Narendra Modi with his British counterpart Theresa May at the India-UK TECH Summit in Delhi (ANI photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed on the government’s flagship ‘Make in India’ programme as a key aspect of the continuing cooperation with Britain. He was speaking on the sidelines of the India-UK Tech Summit, attended by British PM Theresa May in Delhi.

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The Prime Minister said that UK can benefit from India’s liberal FDI policy in areas like defence, manufacturing and aerospace and that the bilateral trade between the two countries has remained the same for the last five years. PM Modi also thanked his British counterpart for choosing India as her first bilateral visit outside Europe.

In her speech, PM May outlined the potential of the UK-India relationship and said Indian investment is diversifying the British economy.

HIGHLIGHTS

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The event has concluded.

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Earlier, the CEOs of India-UK forum met the two prime ministers and posed for a group photo.

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The PM says there must be greater mobility and participation of young people in education and research opportunities. This is a clear hint at the decline of Indian students studying in Britain. Will education become costlier in the wake of Brexit?

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Also this.

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Big boost on upgrading areas of science and technology.

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He says the government’s flagship ‘Make in India’ programme will be one of the key aspects of the cooperation with Britain. He also says India’s liberal FDI policy in areas like defence, manufacturing and aerospace will help Britain.

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PM Modi has started speaking. He thanks May for choosing India for her first bilateral destination outside Europe.

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Under the umbrella of India-UK Technology Summit, four other summits are being organised — on Higher Education, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Design and Intellectual Property Rights.

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During bilateral talks between the two countries, India is expected to raise the decline in the volume of trade as well as the number of Indian students studying in Britain in the wake of the Brexit referendum.

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British PM says in her speech that Indian investments are diversifying the economy in London.

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Both leaders are at the India-UK TECH Summit in Delhi, the first of the engagements Theresa May has in the country. The British PM is in India on a three-day visit.