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India and the Commonwealth — Opportunity to set a dynamic new agenda

UK Edition - March 2018, Winning Partnership
by Lord Jonathan Marland
Lord Jonathan Marland, Chair of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC), presents his view on how the utilisation of the Commonwealth network can help India achieve its international trade and investment targets.

One of the most notable elements of the India-UK relationship in recent years is the complete absence of the Commonwealth in our bilateral discourse. We quite rightly talk about the values we share — values of democracy, responsibility, the rule of law and fair play — yet, we never speak about them through the lens of the Commonwealth, the network that both countries played key roles in establishing and that also promotes these values across the 52 member-states (now 53 with The Gambia).