Focus Story

#IndiaUKRelations

Indian diaspora speak out as government lodges protest against UK Parliament debate on farmers' agitation

The Indian government has lodged an official protest over the United Kingdom Parliament's "one-sided debate" on the farmers' protests in...

Global

UK Parliament tables debate on Indian farmers protests, press freedom for next week

British lawmakers are set to debate the issue of press freedom and safety of protesters in India next week in response to an e-petition...

UK

Alex Ellis takes charge as new UK High Commissioner to New Delhi

The UK's new High Commissioner to India Alex Ellis yesterday said that preparing for UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's upcoming visit to New...

UK

UK minister set to hold trade talks during upcoming India visit

Britain's international trade secretary Liz Truss is set to arrive in New Delhi for talks with Commerce and Industry minister Piyush Goyal...

Global

Indian government extends restrictions on UK flights till February 14

The Indian government has extended the restriction on flights between India and United Kingdom up to midnight of February 14, 2021.

Covid-19

Vijay Mallya can't be extradited until UK legal matter resolved, Indian Supreme Court told

The Centre government yesterday told the Indian Supreme Court it is making all efforts to extradite fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya but...

Global

India slams UK MPs over Kashmir debate, states they are making 'false assertions'

The Indian condemned some of the United Kingdom parliamentarians who participated in a debate on Kashmir in the Houses of Parliament complex...

UK

UK Premier Boris Johnson calls Indian PM Modi, expresses regret over cancelling January 26 visit

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson today cancelled his visit to India later this month. Johnson, who was scheduled to be the chief...

UK

India, UK to finalise post-Brexit trade deals early in 2021, claim officials

Post-Brexit, India and UK may finalise trade agreements in areas like pharmaceuticals, fintech, chemicals, defence manufacturing, petroleum...

Global

20 people arriving from UK test positive for COVID-19, Indian Health Ministry says new strain not yet found in India

As many as 20 passengers from the United Kingdom tested positive for COVID-19 at airports in Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata.

Covid-19

UK PM hails India's progress in solar energy sector during climate summit

Speaking at a virtual climate summit, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has hailed the “incredible things” being done by India in the...

UK

Thousands protest against farm laws outside Indian high commission in London

A massive demonstration was held yesterday in front of the Indian high commission in London with many raising Khalistani flags.

Global

India invites UK PM Boris Johnson as Republic Day chief guest

India has invited United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson as the guest for Republic Day. The invite was extended during PM Modi's call...

UK

Modi, UK PM Johnson discuss 'quantum jump' in India-UK partnership, MEA says

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson reiterated "their shared desire" to impart a quantum jump to the...

UK

BAFTA announces initiative to unearth, develop talented entertainers across India

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) on Monday announced its 'Breakthrough Initiative' which will identify, celebrate,...

UK

British firms invested GBP 140 mn in India in 2020 despite pandemic: Report

The latest Confederation of Business Industry (CBI) and Ernst & Young Sterling Access' report, which examines trade between the UK and...

Corporate

UK says it is trying to resolve Vijay Mallya's extradition issue

The United Kingdom yesterday said it was trying to resolve Vijay Mallya’s “confidential” legal matter as early as possible so that...

UK

UK invites PM Modi to attend upcoming virtual climate summit

The United Kingdom has invited Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Climate Ambition summit that will take place in December. Sir...

UK

Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla meets UK Home Minister Priti Patel during flying visit

Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla met Indian-origin UK Home Secretary Priti Patel yesterday in London as well and discussed a...

UK

Final stages of Nirav Modi extradition hearing begin in UK court

The extradition case of fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi, who is wanted in India on charges of fraud and money laundering, is expected...

UK

India's Supreme Court seeks update from government on Vijay Mallya's extradition

The Supreme Court of India yesterday asked the Centre to file a status report within six weeks on the proceedings pending in the United...

Global

UK firms say it is easier to do business in India now: Survey

A survey revealed that nearly two-thirds of United Kingdom-based businesses operating in India believe it is getting easier to do business...

Corporate

UK's Indian-origin finance minister Rishi Sunak highlights economic ties in India-UK summit

United Kingdom Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak in a virtual discussion with Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman hailed a...

UK

UK university team announces new technology to purify groundwater for farmers in India

Experts from the United Kingdom's University of Birmingham claim to have designed a low-energy and high-efficiency means of purifying water...

Global