India's Modi heads to Britain seeking investment

British Prime Minister David Cameron (L) shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Brisbane on November 14, 2014Narendra Modi will begin his first visit to Britain as Indian prime minister on Thursday, seeking to boost investment in his booming country and win the backing of a large and influential diaspora community. Modi will have lunch with Queen Elizabeth — an honour usually only accorded to heads of state — and address parliament as Britain rolls out the red carpet for the leader of one of the world’s fastest-growing major economies. Around 60,000 British Indians are expected to attend a sell-out rally at Wembley Stadium billed as the biggest reception ever given to a foreign leader in Britain.

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