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17th November, 2022 Environment

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Context: British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will announce a new “partnership” with India, at the G-20 summit in Bali, Downing Street has announced. Under the U.K.-India Young Professionals Scheme, the U.K. will offer, annually, 3,000 degree-holding Indians in the 18–30-year age group places to work in the U.K. for up to two years.


  • The scheme will commence in early 2023 and be on a reciprocal basis.
  • The U.K. has more links with India than almost any country in the Indo-Pacific region,, with Indians comprising almost a quarter of all international students in the U.K. and Indian investment in the U.K. supporting 95,000 jobs in the country.
  • The U.K. government called the launch of the program a “significant moment” for the U.K.-India relationship but also the U.K.’s links to the Indo Pacific.
  • The Indo Pacific was “teeming with dynamic and fast-growing economies.
  • Talks on finalizing a trade deal between the countries are still underway and the prospect of them concluding before a Deepavali deadline was diminished in part due to comments by British Home Secretary Suella Braverman, who had said Indians were the largest group of visa over-stayers in Britain.