Britain wants to be India’s partner of choice: Cameron

Seeking special UK-India relationship, British PM David Cameron urged the Indian government to ease regulation and red tape, in wake to lure Indian investors, encourage more with investment opportunities for enhanced bilateral trade.

In his three days India Trade Trip, Mr. Cameron expressed his ambitious project to position his country as India’s economic “partner of choice” which able UK to become the gateway for Indian companies to do business in.

Mr. Cameron announced relaxation of visa norms for Indian investors, businessmen as well as cut off the cap over time limit for students by offering Same-Day Visa.

“I want Britain and India to have a special relationship… this is a relationship about the future, not [about] the past,” Mr. Cameron said, adding that a special relationship with India, will offer UK firms to play a “more open, more flexible” role in Indian economy.

Projecting India to be one of the world’s top three economies by 2030, Cameron said that he wanted Britain to be India’s partner of choice, helping at any sector with any type of assistance to face cultural as well diplomatic issue.

British PM in his second India visit comes with a bag of futuristic deals in business as well as diplomatic form, said, “As far as I’m concerned, the sky is the limit,” and announces the possibility of a new 1000-km business corridor linking Mumbai and Bangalore.

Today, Camron will move for talk with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Delhi on several issues, including the VVIP helicopter scam and tax issue, will hope to prove the most significant for large British companies like Vodafone and Shell who are facing tax challenges in India.

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