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British PM Theresa May wear Saree while visiting Temple

  • Saree, Sari, Theresa May, saari, Someshwara temple, Brithish Prime Minister, England
    Theresa May, donning a saari, visits the Someshwara temple along with the priests in Bengaluru

    PM Theresa May said that Britain would not need to ease visa restrictions -- a key demand from Delhi, but a contentious domestic issue -- in order to reach a trade deal with India once her country has left the European Union.

  • Saree, Sari, Theresa May, saari, Someshwara temple, Brithish Prime Minister, England
    British Prime Minister Theresa May

    "Leaving the European Union presents us with a world of opportunities and I'm determined to seize on them and that's why I'm here in India," May told the BBC in Bangalore, adding that one billion pounds worth of deals have been signed during her two-day visit.

  • Saree, Sari, Theresa May, saari, Someshwara temple, Brithish Prime Minister, England
    Theresa May, donning a saari, offering prayers at the Someshwara temple in Bengaluru

    Fending off suggestions that visa concessions would be necessary to reach a deal, May said: "What I've heard here from businesses is that they see the UK as an attractive place to do business."

  • Saree, Sari, Theresa May, saari, Someshwara temple, Brithish Prime Minister, England
    Theresa May, donning a saari, visits the Someshwara temple

    The first day of PM May's visit -- her first bilateral trip outside Europe since taking office -- was overshadowed by the visa issue, but the prime minister was on a charm offensive as she arrived in India's tech hub, wearing a gold and green saree as she visited the Someshwara Temple.

  • Saree, Sari, Theresa May, saari, Someshwara temple, Brithish Prime Minister, England
    British Prime Minister Theresa May, donning a saari, offering prayers at the Someshwara temple in Bengaluru

    She was joined at the temple by Hindu priests who presented her with fruit, a flower garland and a piece to silk to give as an offering to the Hindu deity Lord Shiva.

  • Saree, Sari, Theresa May, saari, Someshwara temple, Brithish Prime Minister, England
    British Prime Minister Theresa May donning a saari

    Accompanied by a delegation of around three dozen business leaders, May also met with local start-up entrepreneurs and visited a factory run by Dynamatic Technologies, which operates two facilities in Britain.

  • Saree, Sari, Theresa May, saari, Someshwara temple, Brithish Prime Minister, England
    British Prime Minister Theresa May, donning a saari, visits the Someshwara temple

    Earlier in the day, she was met by hundreds of excited flag-wearing children at a local primary school and watched a flypast by the Indian Air Force.

  • Saree, Sari, Theresa May, saari, Someshwara temple, Brithish Prime Minister, England
    British Prime Minister Theresa May, donning a saari

    After meeting with her counterpart Narendra Modi on Monday, May said Britain would not "turn its back on the world" after leaving the EU but emphasised that new economic relationships had to benefit all sides.

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