"The UK and India are natural partners - the world's oldest democracy and the world's largest democracy - and together I believe we can achieve great things", said Mrs May ahead of the visit. The depth of Indo-UK Business relationship is reflected in the finalization of deals totaling £9.2. billion between India and UK in 2015, direct employment of over 110000 people by Indian companies in the UK and an estimated £22 billion investment by British companies in India generating 691000 jobs.
"We want to establish more of a dialogue to explore what that relationship would look like so that once we have left the European Union we will be ready to move as quickly as possible to develop that free trade relationship". It is a partnership of potential. A new India-UK urban partnership is supposed to "unlock opportunities worth 2 billion pounds", officials say. "I think trade with India will be hard in the years to come because of the new centrality over immigration." said political analyst, Professor Anand Menon of King's College London. May, accompanied by trade ministers Liam Fox and Greg Hands and around 40 business representatives mainly from small- and medium-sized technology and healthcare firms, will address a technology summit, have a working lunch with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and meet businesses, Reuters said.
"We will continue to support the India-EU FTA, respecting our rights and obligations within the EU", she said.
The restrictions, brought in by May in her previous job as interior minister, have led to a near 50 percent fall in the number of Indian students enrolling in British universities, according to Swarup.
However, her trip to India is likely to be overshadowed by the Indian concerns for tight student visa norms applied past year during her term as Home Secretary.
Withdrawals are usually permitted after 10 years and most temporary workers have a much shorter duration of stay in the UK.
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In an indication that she will not allow the UK's preparations to be held back by European Union rules blocking members from striking bilateral deals, Mrs May intends to use the three-day trip to seek official-level talks to pave the way for a post-Brexit free trade agreement, as well as moves to break down existing barriers to commerce and investment.
But as prime minister, May has hailed the contribution of British-Indians, suggesting that she would highlight their success during her first official visit to India.
"We want to attract the brightest and the best while also doing more to control migration", the official said.
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson had recently sparked a controversy by issuing a statement mentioning India's northern state as Indian-administered Kashmir. She said her visit to India is about "collaboration" and highlighting the opportunities for new ways in which we can collaborate in future. While Britain is the third largest investor in India, Indian investments in the United Kingdom now exceed all its investments in the European Union. Brexit is indeed a compelling circumstance for Britain to build upon its special relationship with India and to begin work on a mutually reinforcing preferential bilateral trade and investment agreement for the future.
"One of our most important and closest friends has to be India, a leading power in the world, with whom we share so much history, culture and so may values, and which is led by a Prime Minister who is undertaking a far-reaching programme of reform", May wrote in an article published in the Sunday Telegraph.