Senior politicians, academics, businessmen and community leaders hail Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Britain. They said the visit will cement India’s historic ties with Britain….reports Asian Lite News
“Modi will achieve what other world leader has to date in the UK,” said Dr Rami Ranger, chairman of Sun Mark Group, one of the leading business groups in the UK. Dr Ranger, who is also the chairman of the British Sikh Association, said the Wembley reception today evening will be a milestone event in the British history.
“The relationship between our two great countries is truly unique,” said Priti Patel MP, Minister of State for Employment/ Indian Diaspora Champion UK. “Our shared history, our commonly held values of democracy and liberty, and our cultural ties, all bind our nations together – which is why I am delighted to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Sri Modi to the UK.”
“This is a momentous time for the UK and India where we will build on our existing bonds in business, education, security, trade and culture as we celebrate the best that Britain has to offer India,” she added.
“Prime Minister Modi has ambitious and exciting plans for India – and the UK has the finance, expertise, skill, and drive to help turn that vision into a reality. Our ‘Great Collaborations’ initiative was created to support Prime Minister Modi’s ‘Make in India’ campaign – promoting opportunities for our countries to work together across the energy, healthcare, manufacturing, banking, and engineering industries. As Prime Minister Modi himself said, India and the UK are an “unbeatable combination,” Priti said.
Mr Sarosh Zaiwalla, an Indian-born British lawyer and the first Asian to set up a law firm in the City of London, has said:“India and the UK have for many years enjoyed a strong bond when it comes to economic cooperation, the rule of law, the sharing of intellectual property, and the relatively free movement of labour. Much to the excitement of our community, this relationship is set to be celebrated and renewed when Mr Modi lands on British soil tomorrow.”
Mr Rajesh Agrawal, the Indian Founder & CEO of UK-based companies RationalFX and Xendpay, and business advisor to London Mayoral Candidate Sadiq Khan MP, has said: “Now is a time to celebrate the great talents of the Indian community and the benefits they bring to the UK, both economically and socially. If the success of the British Indian community is anything to go by, then the Government must recognise that we should not close our doors to such a rich resource of labour if we want to compete in the world market in the long-term.”
Mr Mihir Kapadia, a London-based Indian entrepreneur and Founder/CEO of international wealth management firm Sun Global Investments, has said: “Prime Minister Modi’s visit to the UK gives London’s financial services sector a unique opportunity to cement ties with what is now the world’s fastest growing economy and work together with their Indian counterparts to take advantage of the liberalisation of the Indian economy. British companies should be confident that an investment in India will not go unrewarded.”