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Cheaper visas could lure more Indian businesses to UK: think tank

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 27: A general view of the London Skyline on October 27, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

By: Keerthi Mohan

The United Kingdom is losing out to its neighbour France in attracting Indian businesses and visitors, a leading UK-based think tank has said. France received 185,000 more Indian business visitors and tourists in 2016, reported the Royal Commonwealth Society, adding that the overall number of visits to the UK by Indian nationals fell by 1.73 per cent in 2016. At the same time, Indian visitors to France grew by 5.3 per cent. This could be changed by implementing an economical visa regime. The RCS has suggested implementing a new UK-India bilateral visa agreement that would reduce the cost of tourist visas…

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