London: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday held talks with his UK counterpart David Cameron on as he eyes more British investment to India on his maiden visit during which a “package of deliverables” worth billions of pounds in defence and energy sectors was expected be signed.
Modi in his three-day visit, was accorded a guard of honour by the 48-member F Company Scots guard accompanied by the regimental band of Irish guards.
Cameron came out from his 10 Downing Street to receive Modi before the two leaders headed to the world’s most famous political office for a nearly 90-minute dialogue.
Modi was accompanied by a delegation including Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and Indian High Commissioner to the UK Ranjan Mathai.
A brief stop to pay tributes at the Mahatma Gandhi statue in Parliament Square will be followed by speeches at the Houses of Parliament and then at the Guildhall in the financial hub of London.
Narendra Modi, David Cameron address joint press conference after talks and said that Every incident taking place in any corner of nation is a serious incident, law takes its course, strict action is taken.
UK wants to be India’s number 1 trading partner, will help India develop 3 smart cities – Amaravati, Indore and Pune, said David Cameron.
Everyone who believes in humanity is concerned about terrorism. UK never stopped me from coming here. I will not tolerate any untoward incident, asserts PM Modi.
U.K. backs India for a permanent seat at the UN Security Council. India and U.K. have signed a civil nuclear agreement, Modi said to the media.