UK-India ties should create jobs in both countries: Indian high commissioner

India News Bulletin Desk

Amid current economic conditions, UK and India should collaborate in ways that will boost employment in both the countries, high commissioner of India to UK has said.

Speaking at the CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) and CBI (Confederation of British Industry) conference, H.E. Dr J Bhagwati, the high commissioner said that the two countries’ partnership should lead to increase in job opportunities both in the UK and in India.

The high commissioner’s words come at a time when immigration in the UK has become a huge subject.

While making immigration policy the numbers must be carefully considered, Bhagwati said.

The amount of employment generated in the UK because of the expertise of Indian companies far outnumbers the number of people who come, he said adding “…And they come for short durations of six months, a year, two years and so on, and then they go back.”

Separately, in a bid to increase investment in India, CII’s president Adi Godrej said that this is a good time to invest, “given that valuations have become extremely reasonable”.

The CII is in talks with the Indian government to suggest policy changes that would reignite the process of investment and growth. The industry body has recommended the government to ease monetary policy; promote faster implementation of infrastructure projects and control and subsidies.

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