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  • UK falling behind in race to engage with India, warns UK Parliament inquiry

    Published on June 24, 2019

    A new parliamentary inquiry report in United Kingdom has said that the country is falling behind in the global race to engage with India because it has failed to adjust its strategy to fit India’s enhanced influence and power on the world stage.

    The report, ‘Building Bridges: Reawakening UK-India ties’,  called for a reset of ties through better visa and immigration policies for Indian tourists, students and professionals as it talks about the missed opportunities in the bilateral relationship.

    While the inquiry acknowledged that in all fundamental respects the UK is well placed to capitalise on a mutually beneficial relationship with India, it warned that the relationship between the two democracies is not fulfilling its potential because the right message is not going out to New Delhi.

    The report said, as the UK prepares to leave the EU, it is time to reset this relationship. We cannot afford to be complacent or rely on historical connections to deliver a modern partnership.