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UK PM Theresa May arrives in India to boost bilateral ties

India is likely to raise its concerns over problems being faced by its students in the United Kingdom due to visa curbs.

By: ANI | New Delhi | Updated: November 6, 2016 11:51 pm
may-759 PM Theresa May arrives New Delhi for a three-day visit (Source: ANI)

British Prime Minister Theresa May arrived New Delhi on Sunday for a three-day state visit. It is her first foreign visit outside the European Union. Monday, she will hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi covering a range of issues of mutual interest. Several agreements are expected to be signed following the meeting.

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India is likely to raise its concerns over problems being faced by its students in the United Kingdom due to visa curbs. The two Prime Ministers are expected to deliberate on impact of Brexit on the bilateral ties and ways to boost trade and investment, besides expanding cooperation in some other key areas.

The British Prime Minister will also call on President Pranab Mukherjee. She will inaugurate the India-UK Tech Summit being organised by the Department of Science and Technology and the Confederation of Indian Industry.

It demonstrates the importance and expanse of science and technology cooperation in the India-UK partnership. At the Summit, government officials, business leaders and scientists will engage to see how best science and technology collaboration can be leveraged to open up new opportunities for bilateral business, trade and investment.

New initiatives on deepening science and technology collaboration between India and the UK are expected to be announced at the Summit. The visiting dignitary will leave for Bengaluru on Tuesday on the second leg of her India visit. She is scheduled to hold a meeting with Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah there.

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    Satendra kumar
    Nov 6, 2016 at 11:21 pm
    The British Prime Minister is always welcome as a good commonwealth member as British exit from EEC more trade and investment bilateral trade with Republic of India.
    1. A
      Nov 6, 2016 at 9:54 pm
      UK needs India desperately after Brexit, we must put our interests and prestige before falling into any trap with them. They have looted India dry in the past, still hold enough historical artifacts in their museums and don't want to return them ?
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        Girish Rao
        Nov 6, 2016 at 8:26 pm
        May be AK sir may present her with a muffler and nose mask while he himself being on some slippers or sandals