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Why 49 ex-bureaucrats have written a stinging letter to PM Modi

Indian PM Narendra Modi Indian PM Narendra Modi
Kenny Thornton | 17 April, 2018, 09:16

In a significant development that could cause considerable embarrassment to Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of his London trip next week, Indian students in United Kingdom have written to him asking him to first take action in rape cases. The summit is scheduled to be attended by the Prime Ministers of Finland, Norway, Denmark and Iceland. During his visit the Prime Minister is also expected to hold brief talks with King of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf. Our partnership is based on democratic values and commitment to an open, inclusive and rule-based global order. According to Sweden's Ambassador to India Klas Molin, innovation is an important aspect of the India-Sweden relationship.

Sweden and the Nordic countries' courting of India is to give a boost to the bilateral trade which today stands at a total trade of around $1.9 billion in 2016-17 down from $2.17 billion, and hence both countries have set a lofty total trade target of $5 billion. "Sweden is a valuable partner in our development initiatives", Modi said in a Facebook post. The Nordic countries have globally recognized strengths in clean technologies, environmental solutions, ports modernization, cold-chains, skill development and innovation.

During the visit, he is likely to hold bilateral talks with Britain and heads of other Commonwealth countries. Nordic competencies fit well with the vision for India's transformation. He also asked the human rights organizations and as well as Kashmiris based in UK to largely participate in protest during the upcoming Modi's visit to the kingdom.

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My visit to London presents another opportunity for both countries to infuse fresh momentum to this growing bilateral engagement. He will also meet Indian-origin scientists working on cancer research, malaria and other tropical diseases before going in to the India-UK CEOs Forum.

Prime minister, these two incidents are not just ordinary crimes where, with the passage of time, the wounds inflicted on our social fabric, on our body politic and the moral fibre of our society will heal and it will soon be business as usual.

"The Commonwealth is a unique multilateral grouping that not only provides useful assistance to its developing country members, particularly the small states and small-island developing states, but also has a strong worldwide voice for development issues, "the PM said". The forthcoming visit of Prime Minister Modi's visit to the UK will focus on enhancing India-UK tech partnership.

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