Modi speaks about ‘growing intolerance’, says strict action is taken against such incidents

London: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in London for a three day visit.

Shortly after a humiliating defeat for his party in Bihar, Modi will be looking to change the narrative with a successful tour. There are reports that deals worth 8-12 billion pounds ($12-18 billion) could be signed during his visit to London.

The emotional high point of the visit is likely to be a mass rally at Wembley Stadium on Friday during which Modi will address some 60,000 supporters from the Indian diaspora in Britain, which numbers 1.5 million. British PM will accompany him in the rally.

However, protests were also being planned by various groups opposed to PM Modi and his party. More than 200 writers, including well-known authors such as Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan and Nikita Lalwani, have signed an open letter to British Prime Minister David Cameron urging him to raise concerns about freedom of expression in India when he meets Modi on Thursday.

After meeting and holding a joint news conference with Cameron, Modi will then address the British parliament, before heading to the Guildhall, a historic building in the heart of the City of London financial district, where he will give a speech to a business audience.

With agency inputs

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Both UK & India are troubled by terrorism. Terrorism is a worldwide problem, says PM Modi

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Modi speaks about ‘growing intolerance’, says strict action is taken against such incidents

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I am very happy to be here, this relationship is very important to India. Historically we know each other – PM Modi in Joint Statement

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I am thankful to UK PM for his contribution to development of UK-India ties, PM Modi in joint statement

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Indian companies announcing ventures worth more than 9 billion pounds: Joint statement by PM Cameron

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PM Modi at the delegation level meet said to UK PM David Cameron, “I’m confident that Indo-UK relationship will further deepen under your leadership. I hope ties between both our nations will be productive, beneficial for each other, the world and humanity.”

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India-UK delegation level talks begin at 10 Downing Street

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PM Modi interacts with UK PM David Cameron at Kings Charles Street (London)

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PM being accorded the Guard of Honor at Treasury Quadrangle, Kings Charles Street

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PM Cameron arrives at Kings Charles Street for ceremonial reception for Modi

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PM Narendra Modi being accorded Guard of Honor at Treasury Quadrangle, Kings Charles Street

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PM Narendra Modi being accorded Guard of Honor at Treasury Quadrangle, Kings Charles Street

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Much to his supporters’ surprise and joy, PM Modi met them at St James Court

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PM Modi met supporters gathered outside St James Court

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