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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during the weekly question time debate at the House of Commons in London, Britain March 10, 2021. (Reuters)

Boris Johnson to visit India in April-end, Indo-Pacific ties in focus

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2021 08:05 AM IST
The confirmation from the UK PM comes two months after he had to cancel his visit to India due to rising Covid-19 infections in his country.
British envoy Alex Ellis was summoned by foreign secretary Harsh Shringla and served a demarche or formal diplomatic representation that conveyed India’s “strong opposition to the unwarranted and tendentious discussion on agricultural reforms in India in the British Parliament”. (TWITTER).
British envoy Alex Ellis was summoned by foreign secretary Harsh Shringla and served a demarche or formal diplomatic representation that conveyed India’s “strong opposition to the unwarranted and tendentious discussion on agricultural reforms in India in the British Parliament”. (TWITTER).

India summons British envoy over debate in UK Parliament on farmers' protest

UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2021 09:47 PM IST
  • Earlier, a statement from the Indian mission in London described the debate as a “distinctly one-sided discussion”.
From a high of 39,090 in 2010-11 to a low of 16,550 in 2016-17, there has been a steady downward spiral of Indian students coming to the UK, but for the first time in recent years, the number is on the upswing(Reuters/ Representative Image)
From a high of 39,090 in 2010-11 to a low of 16,550 in 2016-17, there has been a steady downward spiral of Indian students coming to the UK, but for the first time in recent years, the number is on the upswing(Reuters/ Representative Image)

New UK post-study graduate route to open for Indian students in July

PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 09:02 PM IST
  • The UK has also extended concessions for students unable to travel to the UK after getting admission to British educational institutions because of the Covid-19 pandemic. This was done due to the continuing disruption in international travel.
India’s investment agreements with most of the 27 members of EU expired during 2017-18, leading to higher costs of investment and some uncertainty among European investors, the officials pointed out.(File photo)
India’s investment agreements with most of the 27 members of EU expired during 2017-18, leading to higher costs of investment and some uncertainty among European investors, the officials pointed out.(File photo)

Separate trade deals with UK, EU in India plan

By Rajeev Jayaswal, Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2021 06:36 AM IST
  • There have been “positive” and “definite” talks in this direction with both the UK and the EU, which are eager to resolve immediate trade and investment-related issues while working towards comprehensive FTAs, two officials said, requesting anonymity.
Plans towards FTA are expected to be formalised during the visit of Prime Minister Boris Johnson to India in the coming months.(Reuters)
Plans towards FTA are expected to be formalised during the visit of Prime Minister Boris Johnson to India in the coming months.(Reuters)

Enhanced trade partnership first step towards UK-India FTA, says UK minister

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 02:36 PM IST
UK-India bilateral trade increased by over 11 per cent to nearly 24 billion pounds and the UK was the largest European market for India’s goods exports in the 2019-20 financial year.
"Our prime ministers speak regularly and Prime Minister Johnson has said he will visit India ahead of the G7”, said a statement by the British high commission.(MINT_PRINT)
"Our prime ministers speak regularly and Prime Minister Johnson has said he will visit India ahead of the G7”, said a statement by the British high commission.(MINT_PRINT)

Boris Johnson invites PM Modi to UK for June G7 summit

PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 01:05 AM IST
The summit will be held in Cornwall during June 11-13. The UK invited the leaders of India, Australia and South Korea to attend as guest countries to “deepen the expertise and experience around the table”, the statement said.
A Pro-European demonstrator raises flags to protest outside parliament in London on January 11.(AP Photo)
A Pro-European demonstrator raises flags to protest outside parliament in London on January 11.(AP Photo)

UK exports to India up by 27% despite Brexit uncertainty

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2019 07:40 PM IST
India is among key countries with which the UK is keen to forge a free trade agreement (FTA) after Brexit.
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