Theresa May visits India with the three-day official trip. During the bilateral meeting with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, the British prime minister promised to think about the improving visa offer if India takes back citizens in the UK illegally.
Theresa May and Mr Modi have agreed on Monday on the establishing the talks on a range of home affairs issues, the most important of them are visas, returns and organised crime. For Mrs May it was first bilateral visit outside Europe.
“As part of this, the UK will consider further improvements to our visa offer if at the same time we can step up the speed and volume of returns of Indians with no right to remain in the UK,”
Mrs May said in her statement.
Theresa May during her visit to India meets to Narendra Modi, November 7, 2016
Theresa May’s three-day trip to India is aimed at establishing a closer trading relationship with India in a post-Brexit world. Prime minister Modi expressed a desire for the UK government to make it easier for Indian students and highly educated workers to travel into the UK.
Indian premier minister aspires that a new joint working group on trade between Britain and India will be created soon. It needs to look not only at goods but also at expanding access to services and to consider “greater mobility of skilled professionals”.
In respond o Indian demands, the UK had unveiled two new schemes during Mrs May’s trip to make it easier for business travellers to obtain visas and enter Britain through the e-passport channels.