Rt Hon, Nick Clegg,former UK Deputy PM led a major UK trade delegation to India during August 25-27, 2014.During his visit, the former UK Deputy PM met the Prime Minister of India during which he conveyed UK’s strong desire to further strengthen and deepen relations with India. The Prime Minister of India called for greater collaboration between India and UK in the areas of education, skills development, clean energy, infrastructure development and cleaning of rivers. Both sides also discussed international issues relating to WTO and climate change.
The former UK Deputy PM was accompanied by Rt Hon Edward Davey, former Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Lord Dholakia in his capacity as former UK Deputy PM’s India Business Adviser and a 40 strong trade delegation from the UK that included major British businesses from the retail, aerospace and education sectors. The former UK Deputy PM visited New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore to take advantage of the trade and investment opportunities presented by the Government of India’s focus on economic growth and to celebrate the strong cultural links between UK and India.
In Bangalore, the former UK Deputy PM opened a new Tech Hub aiming to grow 1,000 Bangalore start-ups in 3 years and link them with the UK and the second UK Indian Business Centre that will provide support to UK businesses who want to grow in India. During former UK Deputy PM’s visit to India, a number of India-UK trade deals materialized.