India's COVID-19 cases soar past 20 million

The deal is expected to create more than 6,500 jobs in Britain

The deal is expected to create more than 6,500 jobs in Britain

Downing Street said the two Prime Ministers have pledged to achieve a "quantum leap" in the UK-India relationship and that India has elevated the status of its relationship with the UK to a "Comprehensive Strategic Partnership" - the first European country to be granted that status.

Meanwhile, as the Covid crisis in India leaves unimaginable devastation, London has been quick to send assistance.

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An Enhanced Trade Partnership, which had been announced earlier, was reiterated as a starting point to negotiate a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in future, with an ambition for bilateral trade to be doubled over the next decade.

The UK-India business community has demonstrated its strength over the last week in response to India's coronavirus surge.

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"Like every aspect of the UK-India relationship, the economic links between our countries make our people stronger and safer", Johnson said in a statement. The British Asian Trust has raised over £1.6 million in the last week through their emergency appeal and United Kingdom business leaders have mobilised in response to the Indian High Commission's request for vital equipment.

The institute reportedly also projected that India will report over 1 million (10 lakh) deaths by the start of August. I will work tirelessly with our Indian friends and partners in the public and private sector to fulfil our leaders' ambition. The investments are expected to create more than 6,000 jobs. This includes CMR Surgical exporting its next-generation "Versius" surgical robotic system, which helps surgeons perform minimal access surgery, being rolled out to hospitals in India.

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Last week the Prime Minister spoke to the CEOs of leading Indian technology firms and prominent investors Infosys and HCL.

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