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UK will not raise visa quota for Indian nationals

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    Narendra Modi shakes hands with UK counterpart Theresa May

    Speaking on the way to her first bilateral meeting in Delhi, the prime minister argued that Britain was already able to attract the “brightest and best” from outside the EU.

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    Narendra Modi with his UK counterpart Theresa May at the inauguration of India- UK Tech Summit

    “The figures show that we issue more work visas to India than I think US, Australia and China put together.

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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during the inauguration of India- UK Tech Summit

    Nine out of 10 visa applications from India are already accepted. We have, I believe, a good system,” Theresa May said

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    India- UK Tech Summit in New Delhi

    The comments will prove disappointing for some in the Indian government and business community who have argued for more of their highly skilled professional workers to be able to get six-month visas for the UK and other European countries.

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    Prime Minister of UK , Theresa May addresses during the inauguration of India- UK Tech Summit

    The demand for more freedoms for Indian workers moving abroad was a part of trade negotiations with the EU, which stalled because of failure to agree on it and other issues.

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    Narendra Modi with UK counterpart Theresa May at the event

    Vince Cable, the former Lib Dem business secretary, said May’s refusal to agree to any such liberalisation in the past was a key stumbling block to trade talks between the EU and India.

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