India Inc India Inc: Monday, 03 April 2017 14:05

In aid of a collaborative new relationship

Priti Patel took charge of the UK government’s Department for International Development (DfID) at a time when the country’s aid programme for India was evolving from the traditional hand-outs system to a more collaborative one. ‘India Investment Journal’ caught up with the minister as she completed six months in Britain’s Cabinet.

“We don’t give traditional aid to India but if we look at the facts – the UK is one of the largest investors in India and India is one of the largest investors in Britain. India invests more in the UK than whole of the European Union (EU) put together.

“That says a lot about the strength of the private sector working relationship. We have many UK and Indian businesses working collaboratively together,” says Patel, when asked how the India-UK aid relationship is working in 2017. login/Sign up to Read more...

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