British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be on his maiden visit to Gujarat on Thursday, April 21. He will later visit Delhi and meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The arrival of the UK’s PM is important in terms of business, mainly free trade, the energy sector and defence. On Thursday, PM Johnson will spend his whole day in Gujarat and late evening, after dinner, he will leave for Delhi. Earlier, too, PM Johnson’s visit was scheduled to India but due to Covid, the visit was cancelled.
The British PM’s visit to India comes amid the Russia-Ukraine war. The UK has openly criticised Moscow and imposed several sanctions. The UK has also sent military aide to Ukraine. PM Johnson himself has visited the war-torn country. On the other hand, India has till now remained neutral, saying diplomatic solution is the key to stop the war.