You must take more Indian workers, Theresa May told

Bengaluru: British Prime Minister Theresa May presents a gift to Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah at a programme in Bengaluru on Tuesday. PTI Photo (PTI11_8_2016_000104A)

Prime Minister Theresa May is under pressure from India to allow more of its skilled workers and students into Britain.
Mrs May has been told during a trade delegation to India that she must have an open door policy if she wants to secure a post-Brexit trade deal with the country.
The Prime Minister is in the middle of a three-day trip to India as part of a high-level delegation. She is aiming to open up discussions with the country in a bid to forge strong relationships following Britain’s exit from Europe.
Mrs May is well aware that if trading conditions become more difficult in Europe, Britain will need to look elsewhere for economic strength.
Along with Mrs May, entrepreneur James Dyson is also in India, attending a number of appointments, including a tech summit.
Mr Dyson has already indicated that he agrees with the Indian government. He said it was vital Britain boosted number of skilled workers and students because “we are going to be one million engineers short in coming years”.
Cobra beer founder Karan Bilimoria said it was not acceptable that Britain was in India trying to secure a better trade deal, while at the same time operating what he described as an “unwelcome” policy towards the country when it comes to immigration.
Mrs May has now agreed to look at some elements of the experience faced by Indians when they apply for visas to enter Britain.
However, she has made demands of her own. She says she wants her counterpart in India, NarendraModi, to assist her with removing Indian nationals whose visas have run out and who are now living illegally in the UK.
Mrs May said: “The UK will consider further improvements to our visa offer if at the same time we can step up the speed and volume of returns of Indians with no right to remain in the UK.”
A government source says the UK has already responded to demands from India with two new programmes revealed during the trip. The new schemes will mean it is an easier process for business travellers to Britain to get visas and to enter through e-passport channels.
Mrs May will now be hoping that the groundwork has now been laid to give Britain strong trading conditions with India as it continues with preparations to trigger Article 50 and make an exit from Europe.

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