Press Esc to close
Wednesday 29 June 2016
News updated at 2:33 PM IST
Weather
Max: 26.3°C
Min : 20.6°C
In Bengaluru
Rain lightly

British envoy for better relations with India

Bangalore:Nov 27, 2012 DH News Service
Rotary president Mohan M Gurjar and Director-International Service Mustali M Vagh  felicitates British Deputy High Commissioner Ian Felton at Rotary House of Friendship on Monday. Rotary Secretary Zarir K Batha and Rotarian Ramalinga Setty are also seen. dh photo

 British Deputy High Commissioner Ian Felton on Monday stressed on further improving ties between India and Great Britain by opening more embassies and consulates in the country.

Delivering his talk on ‘The United Kingdom - in the context of today’s globalisation’, organised by the Rotary Club Bangalore, Felton, who had earlier served as the British ambassador to the Republic of Guinea in West Africa, spoke about the relations between Britain and India in education, business and expansion of diplomatic networks.

He pointed out that Cambridge University had recently tied up with the Indian Institute of Science to extend co-operation in education and research, and said that more such efforts were necessary to strengthen relations between the two countries.

Addressing the Rotarians, Felton said: “Consular security and prosperity are our main objectives. We are focusing on foreign office network and by 2015, we will be opening 11 new British embassies. Very soon, a new embassy will be unveiled in Ahmedabad.”

Cambridge University and the Indian Institute of Science will conduct joint researches. “The education system is good in India, which has now become the powerhouse of global economy,” Felton said.

He praised the humanitarian activities conducted by Rotary Club Bangalore. “I enjoy being in Bangalore and it’s good to see many Indian companies like Wipro and Tata making their mark in the UK. In India too, many British companies such as Marks & Spencer, Xchanging (BPO) and the Rolls-Royce Group have come up in recent years,” he said.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Fans holds an national soccer team jersey with the name and number of Lionel Messi...

Fans holds an national soccer team jersey with the name and number of Lionel Messi...

Virat Kohli interacts with children at the launch of Stepathlon Kids...

Virat Kohli interacts with children at the launch of Stepathlon Kids...

Pope Francis, left, and retired Pope Benedict XVI embrace during a ceremony...

Pope Francis, left, and retired Pope Benedict XVI embrace during a ceremony...

Horse-mounted Policemen seen at a road in Kolkata...

Horse-mounted Policemen seen at a road in Kolkata...

An egret takes off in New Delhi on Tuesday...

An egret takes off in New Delhi on Tuesday...

A typist attends a customer at a street flooded after heavy rains outside Court complex...

A typist attends a customer at a street flooded after heavy rains outside Court complex...

Muslims prays inside a mosque during the fasting month of Ramadan in Mumbai...

Muslims prays inside a mosque during the fasting month of Ramadan in Mumbai...

Army persons move towards the house where a Hizbul Mujahideen militant was hiding...

Army persons move towards the house where a Hizbul Mujahideen militant was hiding...

Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor gestures at an awareness campaign for road safety....

Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor gestures at an awareness campaign for road safety....

Delhi CM and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal is welcomed by fishermen community...

Delhi CM and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal is welcomed by fishermen community...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523