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Prime Minister of India's visit, April 2018

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the UK for the second time as an official Guest of Government on 18 April 2018.

Prime Minister Theresa May and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India inside 10 Downing Street.

Prime Minister Theresa May and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India in 10 Downing Street.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has visited the UK as an official Guest of Government, as part of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.

Foreign Secretary welcomes Prime Minister Modi to the UK

Foreign Secretary welcomes Prime Minister Modi

The UK and India are bound together by numerous personal, professional, cultural and institutional ties, and also share a global outlook and a commitment to the rule of law, making us natural partners. Prime Minister Modi’s visit will help strengthen this partnership further, improving the prosperity and security for the UK and India.

Prime Ministers’ meeting

Prime Minister Theresa May met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. They held wide-ranging and constructive discussions and underlined our strategic partnership and growing convergence on regional and international issues.

Memorandums of Understanding, agreements and partnership announcements

The UK and Indian governments announced a wide range of new initiatives and agreements.


The United Kingdom and India will extend their health partnership and share research, knowledge and technology in areas of anti-microbial resistance, low cost health products and high yield crops.


The UK will continue to grow our already strong research partnership with India with tech-focused investments that focus on issues of global importance including agriculture, clean energy, global health and the environment.


A new UK-India Tech Partnership will pair businesses, universities and others from different regions in the UK with states in India.


A new India-UK Trade Partnership will seek to improve the accessibility of trade and remove barriers for businesses in both countries.

UK-India trade links

Closer military ties

The UK and India will continue to strengthen their defence and security relationship, working more closer together than ever before to tackle terrorism and threats to cyber security.

The UK and India are joined by a ‘living bridge’ as thousands of British and Indian people live, work and study together each year.

UK-India cultural links

Published 18 April 2018
Last updated 18 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. closer military ties announcement added
  2. Partnership announcements added
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