British PM David Cameron arrives in India for visit

  • British Prime Minister has arrived in the Indian financial capital Mumbai to begin a three-day visit.

    With business and trade as the main focus, Cameron said on Monday that the UK and India can forge one of "the great partnerships of the 21st century".

    The delegation is the largest to be taken on an overseas trip by a prime minister.

    Among those involved are Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems and BP.

    Speaking at the first stop, a question and answer session at Unilever headquarters in Mumbai, he told the audience: "India's rise is going to be one of the great phenomena of this century and it is incredibly impressive to see."

    Cameron has also suggested that the UK's visa process could be made easier for Indian businesses.

    In an interview ahead of the trip with the Hindustan Times, Cameron said he hoped to "put an even more attractive offer on the table" when it came to visas for Indian business travellers.

    This is Cameron's second trip to India as prime minister.

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