Manchester and India strengthen ties at city event.

‘Forging long-term relationships, harnessing bilateral trade and collaboration between Manchester and India is crucial to boosting the country’s thriving economy.

This will be Deputy High Commissioner Dr Virander Paul’s message at Make in India, Innovate with Manchester this morning.

The event will bring together Indian businesses interested in trading with India and Indian businesses seeking collaborative opportunities in Greater Manchester.’

‘Since Prime Minister Modi launched Make in India, the country’s economic growth policy focused on fostering investment, innovation, protecting intellectual property and building world-class manufacturing, it has become clear it presents a real opportunity for Greater Manchester.

Both Manchester and the High Commission of India have put increasing resources and energies into fully exploiting the opportunity and forging closer ties.

India is a critical market for the UK in terms of inward investment, outbound export, education and tourism.’

‘Dr Virander Paul, said: “The Make in India initiative and other flagship programmes of the Government of India offer tremendous opportunities for foreign investors.

“Manchester is one of the active centres in the country, remaining in constant touch with the High Commission and Indian industry in diverse areas of trade and investments, life sciences and healthcare and higher education.”

Tim Newns, chief executive of MIDAS, said: “Greater Manchester has traded with India since the Victorian era and Make in India, Innovate with Manchester provides us with the opportunity to collaborate and take this relationship to the next level.

"Greater Manchester has the skills and expertise in innovation, through our universities and private companies, to support India’s ambitions whilst also fuelling the ambitions of our local companies and research institutions which can add significant value.’ - Manchester Evening News

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