UK trade mission to India, one of the BRIC countries


150 British business leaders joined David Cameron on his recent trade mission to India.  With India’s economy growing at over 6% a year, while the economies in other markets, particularly in Europe, are flatlining, it is no wonder that the UK government is keen to strengthen its ties with this vibrant member of the BRIC group of countries.

In the podcast (made originally for Cam FM, Cambridge University student radio) Chris Berrow talks to Dr Shai Vyakarnam, Director of the Centre or Entrepreneurial learning at Judge Business School in Cambridge. They explore the changing relationship between India and the UK and also consider Mr Cameron’s apology for the massacre of pilgrims by British soldiers at the Golden Temple of Amritsar in 1919.

Indian Prime MinisterDr Vyakarnam  also points out that Cambridge University alumni, who include India’s current Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh[left] who was a student at St John’s College, 1956-7, are a major asset in bringing the two countries together. But he suggests there is a missing generation of graduates, because ties were allowed to dwindle in the 1980s, during the period of the Thatcher government.


The picture of David Cameron talking to  Aamir Khan (a leading Bollywood film actor) while on the 2013 trade mission, is owned by (formerly named “IndiaFM”)

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