[pib] India-UK Virtual Summit


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level: Global Innovation Partnership

Mains level: Paper 2- India-UK virtual summit

India-UK Virtual Summit

  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and The Rt Hon’ble Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom held a Virtual Summit today.
  • An ambitious ‘Roadmap 2030’ was adopted at the Summit to elevate bilateral ties to a ‘Comprehensive Strategic Partnership’.
  • The two Prime Ministers launched an ‘Enhanced Trade Partnership’ (ETP) by setting an ambitious target of more than doubling bilateral trade by 2030.
  • As part of the ETP, India and the UK agreed on a roadmap to negotiate a comprehensive and balanced FTA, including consideration of an Interim Trade Agreement for delivering early gains.
  • The enhanced trade partnership between India and UK will generate several thousands of direct and indirect jobs in both the countries.

Collaboration and partnerships

  • The UK is India’s second-largest partner in research and innovation collaborations.
  • A new India-UK ‘Global Innovation Partnership’ was announced at the Virtual Summit that aims to support the transfer of inclusive Indian innovations to select developing countries, starting with Africa.
  • Both sides agreed to enhance cooperation on new and emerging technologies, including Digital and ICT products, and work on supply chain resilience.
  • They also agreed to strengthen defence and security ties, including in the maritime, counter-terrorism and cyberspace domains.

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