We are building relationships with India – a top priority for Prime Minister Teresa May, who recently led a trade mission to India to reboot the UK’s relationship with the country and forge a stronger strategic partnership between the UK and India. On 5th January 2017, we are taking a delegation of Northern businesses to Bangalore in the state of Karnataka to attend Pravasi Bharatiya Divas conference and then on to Pravasi Haryana Divas and Vibrant Gujarat. This trade mission signals the beginning of an important opportunity to create links between India and the UK. We are particularly focused on the trade that can be done during the visit and working to secure business by ensuring that the necessary connections are made. This is an opportunity to explore business opportunities available in the three regions and will create important connections and trade links for the future, this is the first of many trade missions.