At dinner of the grouping of 20 top economies countries, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said terrorism is the new warning to monism and open societies and called for stronger role for the United Nations in association with “one of greatest human challenges”.
He said India has reduced inflation and current account and fiscal deficits and its programmes of inclusive development, financial inclusion, universal access to basic needs, Make in India, Skill India, Digital India, Industrial Corridors and Smart Cities will boost growth and employment in the country. “Remittances are a key source of income for households and support for economies in developing countries”.
In a statement the government said that strengthening the security partnerships of the two countries with an exchange of counter-terrorism best practices, technologies and cyber-security knowledge were also topics of discussion between the two leaders.
Cameron stated at a press conference that he wants the UK to be India’s “number one partner” to support the finance of Indian infrastructure improvements that Modi plans.
The UK and India will elevate their Defence relationship by establishing capability partnerships in strategic areas, through which we will work together across the spectrum of doctrine, training and other elements upon which military effectiveness depends. These partnerships will enable transfer of strategic capability between our two nations, including defence technologies and manufacturing in areas of mutual interest.