UK and India's 'special relationship' hailed
November 13, 2015 5:01 pm
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has hailed his country’s “special relationship” with the UK as he addressed a Wembley Stadium rally.
Speaking at an event marking the Indian diaspora’s contribution to the UK, he said it was “a historic day for a great partnership between two great nations.”
He had been greeted by huge cheers from the 60,000-strong crowd as he arrived on stage with UK PM David Cameron.
Earlier, Modi had lunch with the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
At the start of his speech in London, Modi said: “I would like to ensure you that the dreams you have dreamt – and the dreams every Indian has dreamt – India is capable of fulfilling these dreams. There is no reason for India to remain a poor country.”
His three-day visit is the first to the UK by an Indian PM in a decade.