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Volume 977: debated on Monday 28 January 1980

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asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will make a statement on British relations with India.

Britain enjoys excellent relations with India. My right hon. and noble Friend recently paid a visit to India, when he had discussions with the Indian Prime Minister, Mrs. Gandhi, and the Minister of External Affiairs, Mr. Narasimha Rao. I also held discussions in Delhi during my visit from 23 to 26 January. We greatly welcome these early opportunities to exchange views with the new Government of India. We look forward with confidence to a continuation of close consultation between the British and Indian Governments.