Sunday, August 8, 2010

28.07.2010: With PM of UK, David Cameron

Bangalore, July 28 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived here early Wednesday on the first leg of his two-day maiden visit to India.

Cameron, who is accompanied by the biggest ever delegation of British ministers and business honchos, was received at the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) airport in the heart of the city by state Home Minister V.S. Acharya and senior police officials.

The British prime minister has a busy schedule Wednesday starting with a meeting with Karnataka Governor H.R. Bhardwaj, followed by a visit to India’s IT bellwether Infosys Technologies Ltd and a lecture to its employees.

Cameron will later visit HAL, the defence behemoth, which is manufacturing advanced jet trainers (AJTs) Hawk under licence from British defence group BAE Systems.

Cameron will fly to Delhi Wednesday afternoon from HAL airport.

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs William Hague, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Vincent Cable, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Jeremy Hunt and National Security Adviser Peter Ricketts are part of Cameron’s delegation.

CEOs of leading business houses, vice chancellors of reputed universities and sports personalities are also accompanying Cameron. (SindhToday)

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