As two modern, open and democratic societies, we will strengthen the bonds between our countries. The India-UK relationship has at its heart shared history, values and culture, with the strong understanding of each other that it brings. This has created a highly educated, and economically dynamic living bridge, with 1.6m Britons of Indian origin. This inherent strength means our relationship is already broad, with cooperation everywhere from agriculture to space, but we believe it has great potential to grow further. We will upgrade institutional mechanisms that will enable us to set and achieve ambitious goals in all areas of cooperation and strengthen avenues for people to people connect in education, research and innovation, capacity building, employment and culture.