NEWS IN BRIEF
Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal has indicated that healthcare tie-ups can form a strong basis for a preferential trade agreement between the UK and India.
India's digital economy is poised for a big lift thanks to its frugal innovation and entrepreneurship.
Britain’s decision to enforce its new points-based student visa regime from October is a promising move for Indian student numbers.
IS MULTILATERALISM A MISTAKE?
As the latest round of negotiations between the UK and EU to thrash out a post-Brexit trade agreement faces some hurdles, it is crucial for Britain not to take its foot off the pedal with other important trading partners – including India.
India has increasingly looked as an attractive destination for British businesses and vice versa seeking to relocate their operations from China. Ironically, it’s the pandemic that has brought both countries closer than ever before, thanks to collaborations in key areas such as vaccine development, innovation and manufacturing.