British PM calls up Modi ahead of visit

In front of her visit here, British Prime Minister Theresa May today rang her Indian partner Narendra Modi amid which they concurred that there is considerable extension for further reinforcing participation in a scope of areas, including resistance and security.

Amid the telephonic call, the two Prime Ministers traded Diwali welcome, the PMO said.

"Both pioneers concurred that there is significant degree for further fortifying respective collaboration over a scope of areas, including Science and Technology, Finance, Trade and Investment, and Defense and Security," it included.

Modi told May that he is anticipating respecting her one week from now, which will be her first substantive reciprocal visit outside Europe.

Amid May's visit starting on November 6, India is probably going to raise its worries over issues being confronted by Indian understudies in the UK because of visa checks.

In their discussions, the two Prime Ministers are required to ponder on effect of Brexit on the two-sided binds and approaches to help exchange and venture, other than extending collaboration in some other key zones.

"We anticipate that portability issues will be raised amid the visit," said External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup when solicited whether the issue from Indian understudies will be taken up amid the discussions.

"Yes, the reality of the matter is that in the most recent 5 years or somewhere in the vicinity, the quantity of Indian understudies selecting in UK Universities have gone around just about 50 for each penny; from around 40,000 to around 20,000 at this point. This has happened due to limitations on Post-Study remain in the UK," said Swarup.

He said Indian understudies and individuals to-individuals relations are vital mainstays of India-UK ties and that India has raised its worries as of now with UK on the troubles being confronted by Indian understudies there.



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