Britain is going to appoint a ‘Tech Envoy‘ to the Indo-Pacific by focusing on India announced by UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly on March 1, 2023.
This envoy is second after the Tech Envoy to US in 2020. This will signify the relationship between region and diplomacy. It is aiming to boost United Kingdom’s status and the envoy will work with partners that are concerned in their region on shared interest which includes global technology standards and helping to solve problems through technology.
India is also becoming the apparent global leader in innovative technology and there are many opportunities for better collaboration in this sector. This is the reason James Cleverly is going to send the first Tech Envoy to the Indo-Pacific region which will increase the expertise in technology in Britain and India.
On Thursday, James Cleverly is going to attend G20 Foreign Ministers meeting to work on sustainable development with partners. He is also aiming to call Russia at G20 to discuss the global impacts due to Russia and Ukraine war. He also thinks that if the war ends today it will give effects food insecurity which will be faced till 2027.
Foreign Minister James Cleverly is going to visit India to inaugurate ‘ The Young professional scheme’ at the Indian Institute of Technology ( IIT) in Delhi on Wednesday.
The scheme is about the partnership between the United Kingdom and India where 3000 British and 3000 Indians will live in each other’s country and work for two years.
The Foreign Secretary said that India is a most important partner for the UK and it will help the UK economy and industry in future. This scheme will be best for both countries and it is going to benefit them with new opportunities.
The Trading relationship between both countries is worth 34 billion and still growing by 10 billion in a year.
U.K -India Relations.
The relations between Britain and India are complex and span several centuries, starting from the arrival of British traders in India in the early 17th century to the present day. Here are some key points in the history of their relationship:
British colonization: The British East India Company arrived in India in 1600 and established trading posts along the coast. By the mid-18th century, they had gained control over much of India through a combination of alliances with local rulers and military conquest. India became a British colony, with the British government taking direct control in 1858 after the Indian Rebellion of 1857.
Economic exploitation: British colonial rule in India was marked by economic exploitation. India was forced to export raw materials to Britain and import finished goods, which hurt India’s economy. The British also imposed high taxes, which caused widespread poverty and famine in some regions.
Indian independence movement: The Indian independence movement began in the late 19th century and gained momentum in the early 20th century. Leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru called for an end to British rule and the establishment of a democratic, independent India.
Partition and independence: India gained independence from Britain in 1947, but it was a traumatic process that was marked by the partition of India and the creation of Pakistan.
Post-independence relations: After independence, India and Britain maintained close ties, particularly in the areas of trade, education, and culture. However, there were also some points of tension, such as Britain’s support for Pakistan during the India-Pakistan wars in the 1960s and 1970s.
Current relations: Today, India and Britain have a close relationship, with trade and investment ties being particularly strong. There are also large Indian communities in Britain and British communities in India, which has helped to strengthen cultural ties between the two countries.
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