Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation

Salient Points of PM Modi’s press statement during the visit of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to India on 7th Nov, 2016

  • India-UK ties are truly special. It is an enduring partnership, which is nurtured by our shared values
  • India-UK ties are nurtured by a common vision for a peaceful and prosperous world
  • Our Strategic Partnership is geared towards meeting the existing, new and emerging challenges of the 21st century and contributing to the larger regional and global good
  • Science and Technology is a vibrant and fast growing space in our partnership. It is an area of tremendous potential and promise. It allows for the convergence of novel ideas, new research and next generation technologies. And, brings the benefits of science and technology collaboration to the lives of common people, not just in India and the UK, but in the entire world.
  • Growing business partnerships, and expanding trade and capital flows between our two economies are crucial to our economic partnership
  • We are encouraged by the London Stock Exchange presently hosting several Rupee denominated Masala bonds. It reflects the strong investor confidence in the fast growing Indian economy.
  • I encourage British companies to look at the multiple opportunities in the Indian defence sector. Looking beyond trade in defence equipment, I invite them to build partnerships with Indian enterprises that focus on manufacturing, technology transfer and co-development.
  • Security of the Cyber space, especially involving our critical infrastructure is an area of shared interest
  • India-UK global partnership is expanding. There is growing convergence of our views on leading global issues
  • I thanked Prime Minister May for UK’s consistent support for India’s membership of the UN Security Council and Nuclear Suppliers Group