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Indian high commissioner Doraiswami discusses key UK-India issues with Conservative MPs at event hosted by Conservative Friends of India

By: Shubham Ghosh

The Conservative Friends of India (CF India) on Thursday (24) hosted an exclusive roundtable session for the UK’s Conservative MPs with the Indian high commissioner to London, His Excellency Vikram Doraiswami.

Over 25 parliamentarians, including former ministers Dr Liam Fox, Ranil Jayawardena, Vicky Ford, Greg Clarke and regular supporters such as Bob Blackman and Dean Russel, attended the event.


During the meeting, the MPs called for e-visas to be reinstated, an issue they have been lobbying CF India to address since last year.

CF India roundtable conference
 Participants, including Indian high commissioner to UK HE Vikram Doraiswami (C) and British parliamentarians at a roundtable conference hosted by Conservative Friends of India on November 24, 2022.(Picture: Conservative Friends of India)

This aim is to reduce delays in visa-processing times and erase difficulties in securing visa appointments.

Other topics discussed at the event included further development of UK-India relations, especially in the fields of geo-political and climate change.

The high commissioner on the occasion congratulated CF India on the role it played in strengthening bilateral links between the UK and India.

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