Post-Johnson Visit: a New Path for UK-India Ties?

Picture of a British and an Indian flag on flagpoles next to each other.


The maiden official visit of Boris Johnson, British Prime Minister, to India as leader of the United Kingdom (UK) on April 21st and 22nd was a part of Britain’s staunch intent to strengthen bilateral ties with India as much as it was a part of its Indo-Pacific ‘tilt’, as outlined in the Integrated Review. As the security crisis in Europe deepens and the European Union (EU) strives for strategic autonomy – through the Strategic Compass and with several of its members strengthening their stake in the Indo-Pacific – the UK sees India as a crucial economic and military ally in diversifying its markets (especially post-Brexit) and solidifying its role as an Indo-Pacific security provider ‘in the face of threats from autocratic states’.


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