Theresa May pays visit to India

Monday, 7 November, 2016 - 10:15

British Prime Minister Theresa May pays a visit to India, where she holds talks with Narendra Modi, the current Prime Minister of India. Theresa May aims at boosting economic ties with countries of Asia’s third largest following Brexit or Britain’s exit from the European Union.

It is very difficult to suggest how strong would be the relations between India and Great Britain.

British Prime Minister declared: «One of our most important and closest friends has to be India—a leading power in the world, with whom we share so much history, culture and so may values, and which is led by a Prime Minister who is undertaking a far-reaching program of reform».

However, the UK refused to ease the visa regime for Indian citizens, despite the fact that both countries produced a large number of jobs for each other. Moreover, Shashi Tharoor, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha, demanded British Prime Minister to apologize for the crimes of the British Empire.

Narendra Modi has emphasized some priorities in the relations with Britain. Among them there is the development of the project "Made in India", in which Russia participates. Under this project, Moscow and New Delhi plans to build aircraft, including defense ones.

Besides, Modi stressed that both countries were major investors, naming at the same time the most interesting areas, such as defense, manufacturing and aerospace industry.

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