Opportunities to build closer ties lie within the diaspora communities

As elections take place in India and the United Kingdom looks to exit the European Union, it is good time to reflect on how far we have come in relationships that bound us in the past but also shaped our futures. What are the commonalities that we share today and how as UK, the oldest democracy, and India as the largest democracy in the world shape the new world order?

It could be that once the UK leaves the European Union, the Government’s mind may once again become focused on the trade deals that are so often spoken about and it may be then that our relationship with India will really start to take shape. History has many dark periods that have led to sometimes huge changes in a country’s fortune. In reflection, one such event is that of Jallianwala Bagh and the horrendous chapter in both British and Indian history.