India-UK Relations: PM Modi also condoled the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday at the age of 96.
India-UK Relations: Britain’s newly appointed Prime Minister Liz Truss had a telephone conversation with PM Narendra Modi on Saturday. Prime Minister Modi congratulated Truss on assuming the post of UK PM. He also appreciated Truss’s contribution to India-UK bilateral relations in his previous roles as Trade Secretary and Foreign Secretary.
India-UK Relations: discussion on these issues
The two leaders committed to further strengthen the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between India and the UK. According to a government release, the two leaders discussed various issues of bilateral interest, including progress in the implementation of Roadmap 2030, FTA talks, defense and security cooperation and people-to-people ties between the two countries.
India-UK Relations: PM Modi condoles the death of Queen Elizabeth II
PM Modi also condoled the death of Queen Elizabeth II. According to a government press release, “On behalf of the people of India, Prime Minister Modi expressed his deepest condolences to the Royal Family and the people of Britain at the tragic passing of Queen Elizabeth II.”
Earlier on Thursday, PM Modi condoled the death of Queen Elizabeth II and lauded her “inspiring leadership”. The Prime Minister took to Twitter to recall his memorable meetings with the Queen during his visits to Britain in 2015 and 2018. PM Modi tweeted, “I will never forget his warmth and kindness. During a meeting he showed me the handkerchief that Mahatma Gandhi had gifted him at his wedding. I will remember that forever.”
The Prime Minister said that Queen Elizabeth II will be remembered as a stalwart of our times. PM Modi said, “He provided inspirational leadership to his nation and people. He displayed dignity and decency in public life. I am hurt by his death. My thoughts are with his family and the people of Britain at this sad time.”
India-UK Relations: King Charles III becomes Emperor of Britain
Let us tell you that Britain’s longest-reigning Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday at the age of 96. His son King Charles III was declared the new monarch of Britain on Saturday.