INDIAN PM Narendra Modi is planning to visit Britain as soon as this month to sign an historic trade deal, Il Sole può rivelare.
Crunch negotiations are reaching the “final hardest yards”, con Liz Truss preparing to give ground on more visas for Indian business people and students to get the deal over the line.
Tariffs on the thousands of tonnes of rice we import every year from India could be slashed in a cost of living win for shoppers.
And clothes made in the South Asian country and shipped to the UK could also drop in price under the planned accord.
It is hoped the deal would also be a massive boost for British spirits producers and carmakers.
India will be bigger than the US and EU by 2050 in terms of population and the globe’s third-largest economy.
But the potential terms of the free trade agreement risks a fresh Cabinet row over immigration numeri.
The Sun can reveal Home Secretary Suella Braverman and the PM are at loggerheads over immigration just three weeks into power.
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And has confirmed she wanted to bring back the “tens of thousands” migration target that is not currently government policy.
Ma il India trade deal is likely to increase the amount of visas granted to Indians to come and work in Britain, pushing up the migration numbers.