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Boris Johnson and Narendra Modi mark ‘new era’ in UK-India relationship with investment and migration pacts

Britain and India announced £1 billion (US$1.39 billion) of private-sector investment and committed to seek a free trade deal as Prime Minister Boris Johnson hailed a new era in bilateral relations on Tuesday.Johnson held a virtual meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, replacing a trade visit he had to cancel last month due to surging Covid-19 cases in India.Britain, the world’s fifth largest economy, sees closer ties with India, the sixth biggest, as a key pillar of its post-Brexit…Britain and India announced £1 billion (US$1.39 billion) of private-sector investment and committed to seek a free trade deal as Prime Minister Boris Johnson hailed a new era in bilateral relations on Tuesday.Johnson held a virtual meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, replacing a trade visit he had to cancel last month due to surging Covid-19 cases in India.Britain, the world’s fifth largest economy, sees closer ties with India, the sixth biggest, as a key pillar of its post-Brexit…Read MoreSouth China Morning Post