Speaking on the talks between the two leaders, MEA Joint Secretary (Europe West), Sandeep Chakraborty today said, "India and UK agreed to substantially strengthen defence and security engagement, including in the maritime domain, counter-terrorism and cyberspace.
UK has also recently come up with integrated review on security, defence and foreign policy which identifies India as a key partner."
Boris Johnson has warned that the Indian coronavirus variant could “pose a serious disruption” to plans to ease restrictions and “could make it more difficult” to end them as hoped in June.The Prime Minister told the Downing Street press conference: “I do not believe that we need, on the present evidence, to delay our road map and we will proceed with our plan to move to step three in England from Monday.
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Boris Johnson has said that remaining second doses for the over-50s will be accelerated so they come eight weeks after the first.The Prime Minister told the Downing Street press conference: “I believe we should trust in our vaccines to protect the public whilst monitoring the situation as it develops very closely because the race between our vaccination programme and the virus may be about to become a great deal tighter and it’s more important than ever therefore that people get the protection of a second dose.
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Andy Burnham says a local lockdown would “go down like a lead balloon” in Greater Manchester, “because they didn’t work last year.” The mayor was speaking after Boris Johnson refused to rule out the introduction of a local lockdown in Bolton, which has seen a surge in Indian variant (B16172) coronavirus cases. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a virtual summit with his UK counterpart Boris Johnson on May 04. Speaking on the talks between the two leaders, MEA Joint Secretary (Europe West), Sandeep Chakraborty today said, "The two leaders (PM Modi and UK PM) also discussed the global pandemic situation and ongoing cooperation in the fight against it. PM Modi thanked PM Johnson for prompt medical assistance provided UK, in wake of severe 2nd wave in India." "UK was one of the first to respond, sending critical medical equipment, like oxygen concentrators, cylinders, ventilators, amongst others. The successful vaccine partnership through Oxford/AstraZeneca-SII collaboration was also discussed," he added.
Speaking on today's virtual summit between Netherlands Prime Minister and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, MEA Joint Secretary (Europe West) on April 09 said, "The Netherlands is very grateful for the air-bubble agreement between our two countries, facilitating the repatriation of many Dutch and EU-citizens back to Europe, and Indian citizens back to India."
During India-EU Leaders' meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about rationale of stronger relationship of India not just with EU but with all EU member states and described India-EU strategic..