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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar with UK foreign minister Liz Truss in New Delhi on 22 October 2021 | Twitter/@trussliz

Jaishankar meets UK counterpart Liz Truss, stresses on infra tie-ups & defence cooperation

UK foreign minister, who is on a two-day visit to India, also held meetings with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav.
India's External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar (right) meets his United Kingdom counterpart Elizabeth Truss in New York | Photo: ANI via @DrSJaishankar/Twitter

UK has issue with India’s CoWin certification, not vaccine. Travel restrictions to remain

Travelling from India to UK is not going to get easier from 4 Oct, despite most Indians receiving Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. Jaishankar meets counterpart, asks for resolution.

UK begins work on free-trade deal with India, aims to double $33bn trade

Britain will do a 14-week consultation on the potential deal with India, hoping to remove high tariffs on whisky, cars and making it easier for its services companies to operate there.

How India & UK finally clinched a deal on sending illegal Indian immigrants home

According to the MoU signed Tuesday, the British government might also resort to 'forced repatriation' on a case-to-case basis if an illegal immigrant refuses to return to India.

UK Carrier Strike Group ready to sail to India to conduct joint military exercises

Led by the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth Carrier — the largest ship ever built by UK Royal Navy — the strike group will sail to India later this year during autumn.
Passengers, wearing protective face masks, walk through the international arrivals hall after arriving at Heathrow Airport in London

Heathrow Airport refuses to allow extra flights from India, adds country to ‘red list’

The red list status, which is effective from 4 am local time, came amid a spike in Covid cases in India and resulted in PM Boris Johnson cancelling his planned visit to New Delhi.
Representational image | Heathrow airport | Pixabay

Britain adds India to Covid travel ‘red list’ after 103 new variant cases found in UK

Inclusion into the 'red list' means anyone who is not a UK or Irish citizen cannot enter the country if they have been in India in the last 10 days.
File photo of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson | Photo by Stefan Rousseau- WPA Pool/Getty Images via Bloomberg

India, UK likely to take first step towards FTA during Boris Johnson’s visit this month

During their first bilateral meeting, Modi and Johnson are expected to sign an MoU for an ‘early harvest’ deal prior to the Free Trade Agreement.
File image of Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri | Photo: Vijay Verma | PTI

Suspension of flights to UK could be slightly extended, says Aviation Minister

Hardeep Singh Puri had last week suspended all flights between Britain and India from 23 December to 31 December over the mutated variant of the virus.

UK industry keen on India ties despite Covid, but regulatory barriers pose a big challenge

The findings of the UK India Business Council’s Doing Business in India Report 2020 are positive, despite Covid-19, Brexit and the economic slowdown.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.