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India at forefront of our thinking: British Foreign Secy

India at forefront of our thinking: British Foreign Secy
British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, who is on a two-day India’s visit, on Wednesday inaugurated the new Deputy High Commission office here.

“India is at the forefront of our thinking and (British) Deputy High Commission at Chandigarh is just the latest addition to our network in India, which is now the biggest diplomatic network of any country in India and biggest British diplomatic network anywhere in the world,” Hammond said here after inaugurating the office.

“The fact that we are opening a new Deputy High Commission in Chandigarh speaks of our belief in India’s future. And it speaks of our desire to play a prominent partnership role with India’s states, where so much of India’s story is written,” he said. “This should not surprise anyone. UK is India’s largest G20 investor, investing more than the US and Japan combined. UK’s strengths on business, support on smart cities, and on sustainable energy are a great fit with India’s reform programme,” he said.
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