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Britain proposes expansion of air links with India

Britain on Tuesday proposed expansion of air links with India to make travel easier and quicker.

india Updated: Dec 29, 2003 12:28 IST

Britain on Tuesday proposed expansion of air links with India to make travel easier and quicker.

"We discussed increasing air links between London and other cities in the United Kingdom and those in India to make travel easier and quicker," Lord Mayor of the city of London Alderman Gavyn Arthur told reporters after a 30-minute meeting with Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani here.

Arthur, who also met Finance Minister Jaswant Singh earlier in the day, described India as an emerging global economic superpower and said financial institutions and investors in the UK wanted to work more closely with their counterparts in India.

Arthur, who visited Mumbai, Hyderabad and Shimla in the last one week, said his country had great confidence in the Indian economy.

He maintained that the liberalisation process in the last couple of years had transformed the country.

Arthur, who was accompanied by British High Commissioner Rob Young, discussed bilateral relations in other fields and said UK valued its ties with India.

First Published: Dec 24, 2003 21:35 IST