Cameron vows to make it easier for Indian businessmen, students to work, study and invest in UK

Last Updated: Mon, Feb 18, 2013 09:30 hrs

British Prime Minister David Cameron has said he is determined to make it easier for Indian businessmen and students to work, study and invest in the UK, as he arrived in India for a three-day visit.

On his arrival to Mumbai as the head of the largest trade mission ever, Cameron made clear that in return, he wanted India to tear down outdated barriers to investment and help UK-based companies in areas such as insurance and banking to establish a foothold in the fast-growing economy.

According to the Daily Star, speaking on the first day of his second visit to India as PM, Cameron revealed he was talking to the government in Delhi about the prospects for a new corridor of development between Mumbai and Bangalore.

The project features new towns and infrastructure, which could provide opportunities for British planners, architects, construction firms and finance specialists.

Cameron announced that there was 'no limit' to the number of Indians who would be allowed to study at UK universities and stay on in graduate-level jobs after they qualified.

Cameron is accompanied on his three-day trip by a delegation of more than 100 representatives of major corporations, small businesses and academic institutions, as well as football's Premier League, the London Underground and nine parliamentarians, the report said.

He told the audience in Mumbai that he wanted Britain's partnership with India to be 'a really special relationship' for the 21st century. (ANI)

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