Indo-UK advisory group to be launched by British PM

Indo-UK advisory group to be launched by British PM
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First Published: Tue, Jan 15 2008. 12 02 PM IST
Updated: Tue, Jan 15 2008. 12 02 PM IST
New Delhi: India and UK will enter into a strategic partnership that would enable them to comprehensively look at specific sectors. Lord Karan Bilimoria, chairman, Cobra Beer, UK who is currently leading a 40-member business delegation to India disclosed that the British Prime Minister during his forthcoming visit would announce the formation of the Indo-UK Advisory Group that would aim at enhancing bilateral ties between India and UK.
Speaking at a function organized by Indo-UK Business Forum under the aegis of Assocham, Lord Bilimoria disclosed that the advisory group would consist of 42 leading businessmen of UK and India, prominent among them would be chairman, Rolls Royce, well known NRI, Lord Swaraj Paul and chief of Cobra Beer.
The advisory group would identify key areas of business cooperation between India and UK in the field of energy, telecom, aerospace, science and technology and will exchange information on higher education by involving leading universities of the two countries.
The other areas in which the group would try to strike business cooperation would include automobile sector and facilitate mergers & acquisitions in this area between industries of UK and India. The Indo-UK business forum has been floated by Assocham under the chairmanship of Rajpal Chowdhury.
The forum’s launch will coincide with the forthcoming visit of the British Prime Minister to India.
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