UK PM's visit: David Cameron woos India, wants special ties

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New Delhi, Feb 19: It seems Prime Minister of United Kingdom David Cameron has fallen in love with everything Indian. His three-day visit to India, which began on Monday, Feb 18 started with a positive note. The UK PM ensured to bring with him one of the biggest British trade delegation to the host country.

In his affection towards India, Cameron surely has business in his mind. He himself is not shying away from expressing his wish to build better business ties with the host nation.

Cameron urged India to welcome more and more British businesses.

The UK PM said India "can be a difficult country to do business in" but insisted he wanted the UK to become India's economic "partner of choice".

He said he wanted to see UK firms playing a bigger role in a more open, more flexible Indian economy.

However, the UK PM did not restrict himself in building more stronger ties with India, which goes beyond business.

"I want Britain and India to have a very special relationship. India's rise is going to be one of the big phenomena of the century and it is incredibly impressive to see the vibrancy of your democracy, the great strength of the diversity of your country and the enormous power of your economy that is going to be one of the top three economies by 2030. That's why I'm here. Britain wants to be your partner of choice," Cameron said, while addressing Hindustan Unilever (HUL), employees in Mumbai on Monday.

"We think there are huge ties obviously of history, language, culture and business, but we think we have only just started on this sort of partnership which we could build. Yes, it's a partnership about business but it should go way beyond business. I've brought some of the best businesses here to India, but we have also brought the Premier League, top universities and the British museum. We want to tie up in so many different ways."

"As far as I'm concerned, the sky is the limit," he said.

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