While the focus remains very much on the Covid crisis, the UK government was also quick to highlight that 2021 remains and important year for the bilateral partnership.
Nigel Adams told Parliament: “India is a key partner for the UK. Regretfully the Prime Minister had to cancel his visit this week but now has plans to speak to Prime Minister Modi via videolink in a coming period to take forward key deliverables across trade, defence, climate change, health and migration.”
He also pointed to a schedule meeting between Johnson and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the UK-hosted G7 summit in June and a related FCDO meeting of Foreign Ministers coming up next week.
“Subject to the COVID-19 situation in India there may also be an opportunity for the PM to visit India in person later in the year,” he said.