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A new passage to India

Labour saw India too much through the eyes of Britain's Asian diaspora. Time for a rethink

Asian affluence: a coffee shop in a New Delhi mall—India, but not as Britain knows it

For the first time in 400 years, Britain is the supplicant in its relationship with India. When David Cameron recently visited the country, his aim was to jump aboard the Indian juggernaut, now that the globe’s economic centre of gravity is shifting east.

Cameron sidestepped subjects that were none of his business—like Kashmir—and concentrated on trying to boost bilateral trade, which has diminished significantly compared to that of other countries in the past 20 years. He spoke of his “humility” and his determination…

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