During his visit to India, Foreign Secretary William Hague answered questions on Twitter on the UK's relationship with India.
fsinIndia Thankyou for all the questions - now I will try to answer some of them!
.@reemsaied Q: Why can’t we create an India -UK free trade act with 100% foreign invest. allowed by both countries? #fsinindia about
FSinIndia .@reemsaied We want a strong EU-India FTA
.@jangles Q: how can we help India make the $35 laptop a reality? #fsinindia
FSinIndia .@jangles Deepen our trade, science and research links.
.@sjw8169 Q: how do we ensure it is balanced relationship so British companies can operate in India as freely as they can here?
FSinIndia.@sjw8169 We are building a deep and strategic dialogue on trade issues, including key businesses.
.@AJTAGG Q: We are presently have and are exposing significant amounts of jobs and know how, without open access to their markets. Why?
FSinIndia .@AJTAGG Free Trade benefits all - Key message from Britain to the world.
.@DaveTaylorPhoto Q: will immigration caps hamper effos to improve trade links with India? #fsinindia
.@STEVECONTOUR Q: do you think the indian people will trust the interest in there country again by us#fsinindia
.@HamishSHunter Q: Will new the new UK immigration policy harm UK-Indian relations?
FSinIndia.@DaveTaylorPhoto.@STEVECONTOUR.@Hamish.We need effective immigration controls. We’re consulting on how best to achieve them.
.@IndiaDeskCI #fsinindia Q: R U willing 2accept a cuailing of Indian influence in Afghan as pa of resolution to that war, as Pak demands?
FSinIndia .@IndiaDeskCI All Afghanistan’s neighbours have a role in building a stable future.
.@hftaylor88 #fsinindia .@WilliamJHague Q:how much ODA do we need 2 give 2 now that India is surging ahead economically?
FSinIndia .@hftaylor88 We are reviewing aid around the world. No decisions on India yet.
.@KhurmArshad Q:Do you not think it’s irresponsible of the UK to share nuclear tech in an unstable region? #PAK #IND
FSinIndia .@KhurmArshad No. We share technology for civil purposes.
.@ThinkStrat Q: What will be the ‘hard power’ aspect of UK-India relationship (military, security,etc.) #fsinindia
FSinIndia .@ThinkStrat Working for better defence relations including joint exercises. Liam Fox will visit this year.
.@KumaraGuru Q: Does your India travel bring you to Hyderabad? We would love to host you at .@ISBtweets #fsinindia
FSinIndia .@KumaraGuru I’d love to visit. May be next time.
.@chrisforbes1989 Q:is the new ‘stronger relationship’ with india sta of stronger ties to commonwealth? Lots of us want that #fsinindia
FSinIndia .@chrisforbes1989 We want it too. Commonwealth memberships should be a source strength and pride.
.@jRao_V Q: Mr FS, What is UK Govt doing to prevent fuher terrorist attacks emanating from Pakistan, on India ? #fsinindia
FSinIndia .@jRao_V All countries must work against all forms of terrorism.
.@SafdarKayani FS shouldnt we also be building relations with other countries like Brazil? Why India? #fsinindia