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Indian envoy says future of India-UK relations very bright post Brexit

The UK voted in 2016 to leave the 28-member European Union on March 29, 2019.


PTI Last Updated at 03 Aug 2018, 17:08 IST India, United Kingdom

The future of India-UK relations is very bright and India can play a very important role once Britain exits from the European Union, the country's envoy Y K Sinha has said.

Speaking at a function organized by the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan to celebrate the upcoming 71st anniversary of India's Independence Day, Sinha said the Indian diaspora considered as "the living bridge" has an important role to play in strengthening bilateral ties.

"The future of India-UK relations is very bright and India can play a very important role once UK exits from the EU," he said.

The UK voted in 2016 to leave the 28-member European Union on March 29, 2019.

Referring to the vast stride India has made since independence, Sinha said India is currently the 6th largest economy in the world and very soon it will overtake its former colonial master, the United Kingdom, maybe by early next year.

He noted that Indian scientists and technicians have recorded remarkable success, particularly in the Space programme, with a shoe-string budget.

Joginder Sanger, Chairman of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan here said the Bhavan, the largest cultural organization outside India, has been rendering a yeoman service in promoting Indian art and culture here.

Surekha Mehta, Chairman of the Fundraising Committee of the Bhavan, said, "In Britain, we have some of the best NRI entrepreneurs and Indian diaspora has well integrated with the British society."

G P Hinduja, Co-Chairman of the Hinduja Group said, "We have proved to the world that we are second to none and succeeded in building a strong nation with a strong economy. Indian economy can be the largest in the world provided we have the right reforms," he said.

Labour MP Virendra Sharma said the Indian diaspora has a major role to play in building a strong link between India and the UK.

"We have a responsibility to see India's future is bright, India is the prosperous and Indian economy is strong," Sharma said.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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