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Q. UK PM’s visit to India: Comment on outcomes of recent visit of UK PM to India.
Nov 11, 2016 Related to : GS Paper-2

Ans :


Recently Prime Minister of United Kingdom Theresa May was on three day visit to India, and it was her maiden visit to India after becoming Prime Minister of UK. India and United Kingdom enjoys the cordial relations since long time. Both countries are considered as two pillars of the Commonwealth, sharing democratic values and a world view on many political issues including terrorism. 

India and UK relations-

  • India is the third largest investor in the United Kingdom and the U.K. is the largest investor among G20 nations in India. It stands to reason that Theresa May chosen India for her first foreign visit outside Europe after taking over as Prime Minister of UK.
  • As UK has started process of existing from European Union, the recent visit is expected on reviving negotiations for a free trade agreement that were first started in 2007.

Outcomes in recent visit-

  • Both countries signed two MoUs on improving the ease of doing business and on intellectual property rights.
  • The visit has sent signals across the world about the close relationship between India and the UK.
  • Both countries have discussed various trade aspects after Britain exists from European Union and role of both countries in enhancing trade after Brexit.
  • Both countries reaffirmed the importance of the strategic partnership between both and it delivers huge benefits for both countries. 


India and UK enjoys great relationship since long time. Though both countries may not make any big announcements, but they built foundation on future plans. Both countries agreed on various aspects like trade, terror cause etc. In this background recent visit has outlined steps for future talks.

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