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Cameron Leads 100 British Biz to India

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February 18, 2013 | COMMENTS ( 0 )

Cameron Leads 100 British Biz to India

The UK Prime Minister David Cameron is leading the largest ever trade delegation to India on his three day visit (18-20 Feb 2013). The PM is being accompanied by over 100 companies, including more than 30 small and medium sized enterprises, Minister of UK Trade & Investment, Lord Green, Minister of State for Universities and Science, David Willetts and other senior ministers. They will meet with a number of Indian government ministers, inward investors and businesses in both Mumbai and Delhi.

The UK Government today announced that it will support the creation of a new pan-India network of British Business Centres by 2017.

The UK Government has also produced a study for business called 'UK India: A Natural Fit' that identifies key sectors where UK strengths match India’s economics requirements.

Trade Minister Lord Green said, “We are on track to double our trade with India by 2015. India has great potential to become one of the largest markets in the world. Government is clear that we must build deeper ties with India. This means supporting and encouraging a range of companies, both large and small, to do business in India in the future.”

The UK government is encouraging more innovative technology companies from India to set up in the UK.

A competition supported by British Airways has been announced, to offer 3 entrepreneurs the opportunity to visit Britain on a tailored programme that will encourage them to set up in the UK within the next 18 months.

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