"In fact, the number of visas issued to Indian citizens is by far the largest and more than we issue to citizens of any other country," Arthur added.
The increase in the number of visas could be seen in the light of increasing trade and economic ties between the two countries.
Even the number of visas to Indian students to pursue higher education in Britain had gone up substantially, he said.
"With more and more Indian students opting to study in the UK, we expect the number to go up to 15,000 this year, which will be a 30 per cent increase over last year. The number was 3,000 five years ago," the high commissioner disclosed.