India Even More Important In Case Of No-Deal Brexit, U.K. Envoy Says
August 27 2019
India's importance in the eyes of the U.K. as trade and investment partner would increase if `No-Deal Brexit' happens, British High Commissioner Dominic Asquith said. `No-Deal Brexit' refers to the U.K. leaving the European Union without any agreement about post-exit trade and customs arrangements. U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and India’s Narendra Modi met on the sidelines of the G-7 Summitin Biarritz, France, on Sunday. "Under our current Prime Minister Boris Johnson, we are focused on exit from the European Union by Oct. 31, preferably with a deal. But we are prepared to do it even without an agreement, a No-Deal Brexit," said Asquith. "So in that context, if the U.K. is leaving the EU and we will be operating as an independent country not part of the 28 (EU member states), the importance of developing trading and investment relationships, not just with European mainland, but with its major partners abroad, will be even more important," he said. "India is unquestionably one of our major partners," the U.K. envoy said, adding that the two countries can collaborate in renewable energy, electric vehicles, big data management, artificial intelligence, financial technologies and healthcare, among other sectors. “In the last four years, the number of Indian companies investing in the U.K. has quadrupled.
India needs to return to the good old rule of a Viceroy in Delhi.
not to mention the fact that in case the britshit "kingdom" unravels after brexit, with both scotland and ireland exiting, the UNSC will have to let the pisspoor UK go and India is the one of the most likely ones to replace it.