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All the hype of UK visas. That was a bluff! PM May denies her decision

British Prime Minister Theresa May

Theresa May’s India visit didn’t make any headlines. The promises that were made by her India visit, was it all fake? Did she go to India for a vacation?

The UK politician rightly pointed out that “a near pointless jolly to India” to feelings of “truly ashamed”

India’s commerce minister Nirmala Sitharaman raised concerns about the difficulties faced by the Indian professional and students and mentioned that there were non-policy barriers in the service sector as well.

She added “we were not being treated as old friends anymore.”

India-UK runs under the vast orb of history. Indian public even today argue that Britain is in hock towards Pakistan. And the main dependent ally to Britain is France and not India.

But all in all

The prime minister seemed pleased with the outcome of her trade visit to India. Theresa May said the 33-strong delegation had sealed deals worth £1bn, laying the groundwork for more than 1,300 jobs in the UK.

Bangalore has become an important IT base for the entire UK and many other countries. But on a whole India has invested in England as it a gateway to EU. But now, because of Brexit, Indian investors are see that this link is broken. So having good links with UK is less important now.

The students who go to UK for studies are not granted an opportunity to work and settle there. This has created a drop in the gap of student going to UK from 2011 to 2014.

Lord Billimore is a person who accompanies all the British PM on their Indian visit and is a key advisor. And his view point on PM May is “When she became the home secretary, her plans on immigration were very rude and didn’t serve the purpose”

As for students, she said they were welcome, and pointed out that nine out of 10 student applicants did receive a visa. That may be true, but are there as many applications as there were in the past?

Earlier this year, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was optimistic that Britain's partners in the world outside the EU would jump at the chance, observing: "We used to run the biggest empire the world has ever seen, and with a much smaller domestic population and a relatively tiny civil service.

India’s commerce minister Nirmala Sitharaman

But the commerce minister went Heyward in commenting like this:

"Well, I thought so and most of us in India thought so; but we aren't being treated as old friends any longer. It's a tight professional engagement," she said.

In such relationships, calls to old loyalties or sentiment don't count for very much.

On a concluding note, PM May’s visit didn’t push any trade deals further. Yes, you can call it a holiday vacation to PM May to the polluted Delhi and then the Someshwara Temple in Bangalore and then Britain’s darling company: Dynamatics Pvt Ltd in Peenya, Bangalore.

Until next time, PM May!