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UK to prevent Indians from leaving

The British Govt is taking efforts to prevent talented Indians from leaving UK to work in their homeland.

india Updated: Sep 29, 2005 12:08 IST

Lauding the strides made by India in the fields of economy, science and technology, a British Minister has said his government's effort now is not how to stop Indians coming over to Britain, but how to prevent talented, educated graduates of Indian origin leaving the UK to work in their homeland.

"Our focus is not how to stop Indians coming over here, but how to prevent talented educated graduates of Indian origin leaving the UK to work in India. This is a complex challenge we face," Britain's Minister for Immigration and Asylum Tony McNulty saidin Londonat a reception hosted by the Labour Friends of India.

"I get asked, how many more people will come to this country? I say, as many as we need to face up to the future challenges of the UK economy," he said at the function organised on the fringe of the Labour Party's annual conference at Brighton on Tuesday.

At the reception, 35 of Tony Blair's Ministerial team committed to engage with India, with the Home Secretary Charles Clarke, MP, praising, in an unprecedented manner, the need to work in close partnership for the security and prosperity of the people of India and Britain.

Several leaders lauded India for its progress in the fields of economy, science and technology.

The Indian High Commissioner to the UK, Kamalesh Sharma said "there is no area in which there is a more natural and promising partnership than the India and UK. All Indians should regard themselves as ambassadors for all that they can contribute to bridge building between the two countries."

First Published: Sep 29, 2005 11:29 IST