One joint statement does not guarantee that Delhi and London will be best friends forever in the Subcontinent and the Indian Ocean. But it heralds the beginning of a new phase in the regional engagement between India and Britain.
Delhi’s new approach to defence diplomacy came out clearly in the comprehensive joint security agenda set by Modi and Cameron
Beyond a reiteration of good intentions, little was achieved. Neither past difficulties were resolved nor future opportunities concretised.
Economics aside, the spectacle of PM’s UK visit was meant as much for the domestic audience as anyone else.
Cameron said that he was “shocked” by the gun and bomb attacks.
David Cameron described his private dinner with PM Modi at his country residence in Chequers as his personal highlight
Announcement from UK PM comes on Day 2 of Modi’s visit to London.
For First Lady Samantha Cameron, Narendra Modi presented Aranmula metal mirror, a unique GI protected handicraft from Kerala, and some pashmina stoles.
The former Chief Minister remarked on some of the questions asked of the Prime Minister saying it would be safe to assume that the British press was not “advised” about the questions to be asked.
First bilateral visit by an Indian Prime Minister to UK since 2006 keeps focus on defence, security and trade.
To the question on intolerance, Modi replied that India is a land of Buddha and Gandhi and its culture does not accept anything that is against the basic social values.
First on PM Modi’s agenda is talks with his British counterpart David Cameron who has described the trip as “extraordinary”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modiis expected to showcase India’s vast opportunities and look for greater investments in the country under his pet programme – Make In India.
Describing Modi’s visit as “extraordinary”, Cameron said it was not simply about celebrating the economic ties but “actually building a thoroughly modern partnership between our two great countries”.
Muna Chauhan was recognised for her work as a children’s charity fundraiser and empowering hundreds of women and young people to get involved with their community as volunteers.