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UK’s immigration obsession wears thin with voters

2019-12-13T08:47:34+00:00December 13th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – 13 December 2019|

The news of a 63 per cent hike in Indian students choosing UK universities over the previous year reflects Britain’s somewhat scaled down approach to the issue of mobility, transmitted during the General Election campaign and an emphatic Boris Johnson victory. Highlights: The Conservative party is showing a gradual shift on its view on immigration under the leadership of Boris Johnson. Opinion polls reflect that the UK is becoming generally more positive and less concerned around migration. Home Secretary Priti [...]

India has become a pivotal power of the 21st century

2018-08-02T12:44:13+00:00April 10th, 2017|2017/2018, April 2017, INDIA-UK, Special Edition – May 2017, UK/Europe, Year|

‘India Global Business’ caught up with India’s minister of state for External Affairs, M.J. Akbar, during a recent London visit to attend the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) meeting. The Commonwealth must become more people-centric and find ways of creating meaning for the citizens of the 52 member countries, India’s minister of state for external affairs M.J. Akbar believes. In his message at the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG), the minister also highlighted India's hope that the organisation will work towards increasing [...]

In aid of a collaborative new relationship

2018-12-03T12:41:51+00:00March 15th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal March Edition, India-UK, Year|

Priti Patel took charge of the UK government’s Department for International Development (DfID) at a time when the country’s aid programme for India was evolving from the traditional hand-outs system to a more collaborative one. ‘India Investment Journal’ caught up with the minister as she completed six months in Britain’s Cabinet. “We don’t give traditional aid to India but if we look at the facts – the UK is one of the largest investors in India and India is one [...]

Madhya Pradesh has set new trends in development

2018-12-05T10:21:34+00:00November 18th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal November Edition, State Focus: Madhya Pradesh, Year|

Shivraj Singh Chouhan is the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, a state described as the heartland of India. ‘India Investment Journal’ caught up with him during a recent visit to London to lure UK investors and tourists to his state. Here are some highlights from the discussion. There are lots of similarities between India and the UK. Both are great democracies and I found one other interesting similarity – the traffic of London in very similar to Delhi and Mumbai. [...]

The Gritty Brexiteer: Priti Patel takes centre-stage

2018-10-03T13:08:38+00:00August 11th, 2016|2016, Brexit Special, Year|

Priti Patel has taken over as Secretary of State for International Development in the Theresa May led post-Brexit British government. A significant promotion within the UK political establishment for this Gujarati-origin Conservative party MP is expected to bring some good news for India.

The fact that Priti Patel became a key voice of the pro-Brexit camp in the lead up to the June 23 referendum in Britain may have seemed like a political risk at one level but it was a very natural choice at a personal level.