UK polls 2024: India FTA on both Tory, Labour manifesto agendas

AS the UK enters the final phase of campaigning ahead of the general election on Thursday (4), a free trade agreement (FTA) with India is seen as high on the agenda no matter whether the verdict is in favour of the incumbent Tories or the Opposition Labour.

Both sides have been working towards clinching a pact to enhance the £38.1 billion bilateral trading partnership but with India’s phased general election followed by Britain’s, the negotiations remain stalled in the fourteenth round of negotiations.