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Visit of Prince of Wales to India (November 08, 2017)

November 03, 2017

Prince of Wales, Charles Philip Arthur George accompanied by Duchess of Cornwall, will be on a 2-day visit to India on Wednesday, 8th November 2017 as part of their 10 day four nation tour to Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei and India.

This visit will be the 9th visit of the Prince of Wales to India, who visited India 8 times before in the following years - 1975, 1980, 1991, 1992, 2002, 2006, 2010, and 2013 respectively.

The visit is aimed at strengthening bilateral relations between the two nations. The Prince is scheduled to meet the Indian Prime Minister and discuss a wide range of issues including that of the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting which will take place in April 2018 in the UK, Climate Change, Sustainable Development Goals, Economic cooperation etc.

India-UK trade is at US$ 12.19 billion. India is the 3rd largest investor in the UK and the 2nd largest international job creator in the UK. UK is the 3rd largest inward investor in India, with a cumulative equity investment of US $24.37 billion for the period April 2000 – June 2017

The Indian Diaspora in UK is one of the largest ethnic minority communities in the country, with the 2011 census recording approximately 1.5 million people of Indian origin in the UK equating to almost 1.8 percent of the population and contributing 6% of the country’s GDP.

New Delhi
November 03, 2017


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