By Jason Theodorou

Prime Minister David Cameron has embarked on a two-day visit to India with the aim of creating jobs and improving relations in the UK. Visiting Bangalore, Mr. Cameron will say he wants to make the UK a 'partner of choice' with India, but that he is aware that India has 'the whole world beating a path to its door'.

Business Secretary Vince Cable has said that the government will enable the export of British nuclear technology to India for the first time, despite India not being part of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Mr. Cable has awknowledged 'security sensitivities' in the move, but argues that UK businesses could do a 'large amount of business in India' as a result.

Mr. Cameron said in The Hindu newspaper: ' I have come to your country in a spirit of humility. I know that Britain cannot rely on sentiment and shared history for a place in India's future... But I believe Britain should be India's partner of choice in the years ahead. Starting this week, that is what we are determined to deliver."

Mr. Cameron said that he wanted India to reduce barriers to foreign investment in areas such as banking, insurance, defence manufacturing and legal services. His visit comes as part of the coalition Government's strategy to improve global trade links.

India is also being targeted as a potential partner by countries including the United States and Japan. It is seen one of the most compatible countries for UK business in the BRIC group of emerging economies which includes Brazil, Russia, India and China.


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