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London’s Deputy Mayor leads trade mission to India

The visit marks the first in-person trade mission run by the Mayor’s International Business Programme to India since 2019

London’s Deputy Mayor for Business, Rajesh Agrawal (left in picture) arrived India as part of trade mission. Image - Twitter/ Rajesh Agrawal

London’s Deputy Mayor for Business, Rajesh Agrawal is on an official visit to India, leading a trade mission to promote stronger trade and investment ties with India, an official statement noted.

The four day trade mission that began on March 13, aims to provide opportunities for trade mission participating companies to create business partnerships and explore investment and growth opportunities in India.

According to a press note, Agrawal will visit New Delhi and Bengaluru  along with 10 London tech companies including Electric Miles, Guider, OneID and Softools.

Commenting on his visit, Agrawal underlined the importance of growing London- India cultural and economic connections.

“Indian cities rightly look to London as the perfect launch pad to grow their business internationally. London and cities such as Mumbai and Bengaluru share mutual strengths in sectors such as finance, life sciences and technology – creating huge opportunities for business partnerships,” he said.

He concluded, “As one of the world’s fastest growing economies, India is also a major market for ambitious London companies. Our trade mission will continue our work in helping London companies to maximise business and investment opportunities in India.”

Vipul Lakhani, Director of Softools, a London company joining the trade mission added “I am excited that Softools has been chosen to be one of the participants of the Mayor’s International Business Programme trade mission to India.”

During the visit, delegates will meet with representatives from Indian tech companies including Wipro and HCL Tech, as well as Indian industrial giant Tata. The delegation will also meet Indian venture capitalists and investors with an eye on expansion.