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David Cameron, the Prime Minister of United Kingdom was on an Official Visit to India

Mar 4, 2013 12:28 IST

David CameronDavid Cameron, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland was on a visit to India from 18 February to 20 February 2013. During his three day visit to India, the Prime Minister met the President of India Pranab Mukherjee as well as the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Major Agreements Reached and Announced

• Agreement on more cooperation to combat with the cyber attacks, which included police training exchanges and research into online security, was reached between the two nations
• Agreement on doubling the overall trade to 23 billion Euro’s by 2015 was reached
• David Cameron promised that his country will respond to any request for information in relation to the corruption allegations over India's procurement of helicopters from the Anglo-Italian company AgustaWestland
• Cameron outlined a same-day visa scheme to make the process easier for India's business community in his country
• Cameron invited the Indian students to come up the United Kingdom to pursue higher studies in the country

During his stay in India, David Cameron visited the Golden Temple, Amritsar and the Jallianwala Bagh Public Gardens. He described the shootings as a Deeply Shameful event, but defended to deliver a formal British apology for the event, where more than 379 innocent Indians were killed at the orders of the then Brigadier-General Reginald E.H. Dyer. He is the first serving British prime minister to visitthe site of 1919 Jallianwala Bagh shootings.

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