India-Britain to sign 1 billion pounds deal, Modi and Johnson to announce after meeting

New Delhi: British prime Minister Boris Johnson will announce a number of commercial agreements during his visit to India and usher in a "new era" in bilateral trade and investment ties. The UK High Commission on Thursday informed that UK and Indian businesses will ratify new investment and export agreements worth one billion pounds, from software engineering to the health sector. This is expected to create about 11,000 jobs in the UK.

Johnson began a two-day visit to India on Thursday to further strengthen bilateral ties and share views on global challenges, including the crisis in Ukraine and the situation in the Indo-Pacific. The High Commission quoted Johnson as saying, 'On my arrival in India today, I see the limitless possibilities that our two great nations can achieve together. From next-generation 5G telecoms to AI and new partnerships in health research and renewable energy, the UK and India are leading the world. He said, 'Our strong partnerships are providing jobs, growth and opportunities to our people and this will increase in the years to come.' Let us inform you that Johnson will end his programs in Gujarat on Thursday and meet PM Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Friday.

The High Commission said in a statement that Johnson would use his visit to India to "enhance our partnership with one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, reduce barriers to trade for British industries and bring jobs and growth to the country."

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