London: India hopes to reach a deal with Britain for facilitating short-term visas for Indian students, academicians and businessmen during Prime Minister Theresa May’s visit, Acting High Commissioner to the UK Dinesh Patnaik has said.
“I am hopeful, certain things will happen,” he said, reports PTI.
“I hope we will have a deal on Britain facilitating short-term visas for students, academicians and businessmen from India and these categories should not be in the migration list,” Patnaik told reporters.
Noting that May’s visit is important for India, he said “This is her first bilateral visit and India is her first trip outside the continent. UK-India, we have a very very long umbilical relationship.”
“It is an official visit and she will be heading a high-level 160-strong delegation.