Boris Johnson says he wants free trade deal with India to be ‘closed by Diwali’ in October

Boris Johnson says he wants a free trade deal with India ‘made by Diwali’ in October as Narendra Modi says the country will make ‘every effort’ to complete it (by the end of the year)

  • The news is a boost for the prime minister as he seeks to leave Partygate.
  • Johnson said he told the negotiators to “do it by Diwali” in October.
  • But Mr. Modi only talked about signing an agreement by the end of 2022.

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Boris Johnson’s hopes for a post-Brexit free trade deal with India were boosted today as his colleague Narendra Modi said New Delhi will make “every effort” to get it done.

The news is a boost for the prime minister as he seeks to move on from the Partygate scandal that has engulfed his administration in London.

But he may face frustration at the speed with which the deal is coming. At a joint press event in New Delhi today, Mr Johnson said he told negotiators to “make it by Diwali,” a Hindu religious holiday in October.

However, Mr. Modi only talked about signing an agreement before the end of 2022.

Mr. Johnson is in talks with his counterpart in defense, fossil fuels and trade as he seeks to weaken India’s ties to Vladimir Putin’s Russia over his invasion of Ukraine.

At a joint press event in New Delhi today, Mr Johnson said he told negotiators to “make it by Diwali,” a Hindu religious holiday in October.

However, Mr. Modi Only Talked About Signing An Agreement Before The End Of 2022.

However, Mr. Modi Only Talked About Signing An Agreement Before The End Of 2022.

However, Mr. Modi only talked about signing an agreement before the end of 2022.

Johnson Has Committed To Supporting India In Building Fighter Jets To Reduce The Number Of Weapons The Country Buys From Russia, Such As This Indian Air Force Mig-29 Fighter.

Johnson Has Committed To Supporting India In Building Fighter Jets To Reduce The Number Of Weapons The Country Buys From Russia, Such As This Indian Air Force Mig-29 Fighter.

Johnson has committed to supporting India in building fighter jets to reduce the number of weapons the country buys from Russia, such as this Indian Air Force MiG-29 fighter.

Johnson pledged to support India in building fighter jets to cut down on the amount of weapons the country buys from Russia.

The Prime Minister will discuss defense and security cooperation with Mr. Modi on land, in the air, in space and in cyberspace when they hold talks.

Johnson is using the meeting to push for loosening ties with Moscow amid concerns about India’s neutrality over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and its reliance on Russian fossil fuels.

Downing Street said the UK would offer “the best British know-how” to support the construction of “new fighter aircraft designed and built in India”, but further details are unclear.

The UK will also issue an open general export license to India, which No. 10 says will speed up its defense procurement, a first step outside the European Union or the US.

India refused to criticize its former Cold War ally Russia and abstained from voting on UN resolutions condemning Moscow.

As the West moves away from Russian fuel, India has increased its purchases of oil from Moscow and has become a major buyer of the Kremlin’s weapons.

Mr Johnson was open to accepting Delhi’s demands for more immigration to the UK, saying the UK was short of “hundreds of thousands” of IT workers.

But the prime minister faced renewed calls in India to speak up for minorities and democratic rights when he visited a JCB plant as bulldozers are being used to demolish Muslim-owned property in communal violence.

He indicated that he would raise these issues during talks with Modi, who is accused of damaging Indian democracy and fueling anti-Muslim sentiment.

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