Boris Johnson, the British Prime Minister, is in India for a two-day visit. On the final day of the tour, Johnson arrived in New Delhi. PM Narendra Modi greeted him here. Even Johnson, who had been pleased with the Istqbal he had met in India, could not hide his joy. I feel like Sachin Tendulkar or Amitabh Bachchan, he said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi deserves credit for this warm welcome.
On Thursday, Johnson visited Gujarat, Modi’s home state. He also saw the Sabarmati Ashram from this vantage point. Johnson was also seen spinning the spinning wheel during this time.
There are hoardings everywhere.
Johnson was the first to express gratitude to Modi for the warm welcome he received in India. Thank you, Prime Minister Modi, and the Indian people, for the warm welcome. I felt like Sachin Tendulkar when I arrived here. Looking around at the hoardings, I felt like I was Amitabh Bachchan. Modi is already a special friend of mine.
Johnson and Modi met on Friday to discuss India-Britain relations. During this time, the two countries discussed Strategic Defense, Diplomacy, and Economic Partnership. In the wake of China’s challenge in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, security cooperation was also a major topic of discussion.
On Thursday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson performed Jalabhishek of the Swaminarayan statue.
Gujarat was a memorable trip.
Johnson thanked the people of Gujarat, where he spent Thursday. Said- The people there were extremely welcoming. It was an unforgettable Istqbal. I’d never seen such a grand welcome anywhere else in the world. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Gujaratis. This is also Modi’s home state, and it was my first visit.
On Friday, Johnson paid a visit to the Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi’s mausoleum. He paid his respects here. At the airport, he was greeted by Union Minister Rajiv Chandrashekhar.
Johnson also had a meeting with the Foreign Minister.
Johnson had previously met with Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar. During this time, the two countries discussed expanding their partnership and putting the Indo-UK Roadmap 2030 into action.
In the United Kingdom, 1.5 million people of Indian origin make up 6% of the population. In the United Kingdom, there are approximately 1 lakh Indian students. In the last two decades, trade between the UK and India has increased by threefold. India imported Rs 51,054 crore last year, while exports totaled Rs 79,000 crore. The total revenue includes the service sector, which amounts to Rs 3.81 lakh crore.