Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond sends his best wishes to those celebrating Diwali as the UK welcomes Indian PM Modi.
The Foreign Secretary said:
I wish all Hindu, Sikh and Jain communities in Britain and across the world a very happy and peaceful Diwali. I convey good health, happiness and joyful times in the coming year to everyone gathering to celebrate this holy festival of lights. As we welcome Prime Minister Modi to the UK, I hope these celebrations will continue and help strengthen our relationship with India. Happy Diwali and a prosperous new year.