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UK, India announce trade agreements

07-30-2010 08:45 BJT

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British Prime Minister David Cameron is in New Delhi, India, aiming to strengthen the bonds between the two countries.

A series of bilateral deals were announced on Thursday between architectural, high-tech and defense firms. It followed an earlier announcement that India would buy 57 advanced trainer jets from Britain, in a deal worth nearly 1.1 billion US dollars. Cameron and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh hailed the string of agreements as a way of building political, security and cultural ties.

They expect Indian and British trade to double in the next five years. Cameron earlier dispatched Cabinet ministers and business leaders in his delegation to major Indian cities, to drum up new business.

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