Relations with UK will improve for India

Written by: Gaurav
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London, May 17 : The new coalition government in UK formed under the leadership of newly appointed Prime Minister David Cameron is not going to change its overall policy against India as reported in DNA.

The relations between the two countries have reached at such a level that no government from either  side is in a mood to make a dent in a well nurtured relationship over the years.

“There is a convergence of interest between the two countries and no government wants to dismantle what has been built over the years. Ties between the two countries can only grow stronger," a senior official in the Ministry For External Affairs (MEA) quoted as saying.

The strong relations between the two countries are not only limited to people but extended its horizon to business and education. India is the second largest investor in Britain, while UK is the fourth in India. Around 500 companies from India are carrying there business operations in London and generating a revenue of around $23 billion (Rs 1.15 lakh corer).UK investments in India amounts to around $5.596 billion (Rs 20,980 corer)

Prime minister David Cameron has already said that he wants special relations with India and also Britain's newly appointed foreign secretary William Hague"s approach to India, Pakistan and Afghanistan will be no different from its predecessors The emphasis will continue to be on the engagement between India and Pakistan. He said while Britain wants a 'special relationship' with India, he also supported for democracy and stability in Pakistan.

Ironically, India has always enjoyed a conservative set up in both UK and US. So, Kashmir had always been been high on the agenda of successive Labour governments in Britain.

New Delhi is hoping that the new government will understand Indian concerns about terrorism better.

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