Britain must find a sweet spot of convergence with India by addressing core issues like student visa, opportunities for skilled professionals from the Asian giant in the UK and factoring in the cross-border terrorism exported from Pakistan to India while dealing with geopolitical issues, said experts at a recent seminar in London.
Britain must acknowledge the constraints imposed on India by its neighbours, in order to achieve a bolstered bilateral relation, said the President of the UK-based nonprofit The Democracy Forum during one of the group’s recent seminars. The seminar was a joint initiative undertaken by the Democracy Forum and the Henry Jackson Society.
According to Dr Alan Mendoza, Director of the Henry Jackson Society, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s no nonsense approach while dealing with diplomatic constraints has helped India become a force to reckon with in both the Asian and global platforms. While areas like defence and security need to be looked after, highlighting those as possible stumbling blocks to the Indo-British relationship, Mendoza saw opportunities in diplomacy, trade and terrorism co-operation.
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