New Delhi, Nov 8: Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, along with his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker-Bowles reached here on Wednesday on a two-day visit to India at the final leg of their 10-day four-nation tour.
The British High Commission in India said in a tweet ” Their Royal Highnesses Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall arrive,”
The Prince is slated to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday evening and discuss a wide range of issues, including that of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) which will held in April 2018 in the UK.
Ahead of the royal couple’s arrival, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said climate change, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), economic cooperation, and other bilateral issues would also come up for discussion.
Bilateral trade between India and Britain stands at $12.19 billion. India is the third largest investor in Britain and the second largest international job creator in that country.
Britain is the third largest inward investor in India, with a cumulative equity investment of $24.37 billion for the period April 2000-June 2017
The Indian diaspora in UK is one of the largest ethnic minority communities in the country, with the 2011 census recording approximately 1.5 million people of Indian origin equating to almost 1.8 percent of the population and contributing 6 per cent of the country’s GDP.
This will be Prince Charles’s ninth visit to India. He had earlier visited India in 1975, 1980, 1991, 1992, 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2013.