India APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To promote understanding and co-operation between Indian and British parliamentarians and peoples.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to India

1. 22nd Special Report - Building Bridges: Reawakening UK-India ties: Government Response to the Committee’s Eighteenth Report
06/09/2019 - Inquiry: Global Britain and India - Foreign Affairs Committee
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Found: 'GTM-WPBXM6N'); Building Bridges: Reawakening UK-India ties: Government Response to the Committee’s Eighteenth

2. Evidence of India’s Biotechnology Innovation Experience
20/04/2020 - Department for International Development
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Found: 2 1. Overview India has engaged on a national level in biotechnology

3. India: country policy and information notes
13/11/2019 - UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)
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Found: Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002, as India is listed as a designated state (see Certification

4. India: country policy and information notes
13/11/2019 - UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)
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Found: demographic facts Full c ountry n ame: Republic of India 1 Area: total: 3,287,263 sq km land: 2

5. UK-India 10th Economic and Financial Dialogue: Joint Statement
28/10/2020 - HM Treasury
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Found: Exchequer and the Finance Minister of India at the 10 th India - UK Economic and Financial Dialogue

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to India

1. India: Persecution of Minority Groups
12/01/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: persecution of Muslims, Christians and minority groups in India.The right hon. Members for Chipping Barnet - Speech Link

2. India: Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019
25/02/2020 - Grand Committee

1: the Minister.Britain’s relationship with India started with the embassy of Sir Thomas Roe to the - Speech Link

3. Recent Violence in India
03/03/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: high commissions across India are monitoring closely the recent violence in India and developments around - Speech Link
2: sickening violence against Muslims that we have seen in India in recent weeks following the proposals in the Citizenship - Speech Link

4. Kashmir
20/01/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: Jammu and Kashmir a special status in the Union of India, removed the state Government and arrested and detained - Speech Link
2: India’s membership of the Commonwealth is concerned, India is the largest democracy. It is an important and - Speech Link
3: that country. As close friends of India, we must respect that India has a right to amend its constitution - Speech Link
4: situation in Kashmir, or indeed any issue between India and Pakistan, we retain and will continue to retain - Speech Link
5: My Lords, the Minister referred just now to India as a democracy. Does he agree that the Indian action - Speech Link
6: on human rights in Kashmir and detentions after India revoked Article 370, as I said in my original Answer - Speech Link

5. Jammu and Kashmir
27/02/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: deeply concerned about rising tensions between India and Pakistan. Understandably, there has been huge - Speech Link
2: for the Government’s efforts with Pakistan and India to cease all action that risks escalating the conflict - Speech Link
3: the Foreign Secretary and his counter- parts in India and Pakistan, that it is an influential bilateral - Speech Link

6. Kashmir
07/03/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: update the House on the current situation between India and Pakistan in Kashmir, as promised after the urgent - Speech Link

7. Jammu and Kashmir: Human Rights
02/11/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: detainees released. We call on the Government of India to lift all other restrictions as soon as possible - Speech Link
2: these letters and reports that the Government of India have not yet responded. As I said, we recognise - Speech Link
3: situation in India; I assure the noble Lord that I have raised that directly with the Government of India. - Speech Link
4: Her Majesty’s Government on any dispute between India and Pakistan that it is for both countries to sit - Speech Link
5: cannot be true. It appears to be propaganda against India by troublemakers and terrorists. Even after the - Speech Link
6: have a constructive and strong relationship with India which allows us to raise candidly and privately - Speech Link
7: regardless of race, religion or gender—I repeat, gender. India also has the world’s most diverse population, living - Speech Link

8. Kashmir
13/01/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: matter of right and wrong.We are not against India. It is a huge country with an incredible history - Speech Link
2: put history to one side for a second. In 2019, India unilaterally revoked article 370, removing the special - Speech Link
3: special status of Jammu and Kashmir being revoked by India. We should be clear about what these lockdowns actually - Speech Link

9. Jammu and Kashmir
27/02/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: deeply concerned about rising tensions between India and Pakistan. Understandably, there has been huge - Speech Link
2: he is aware of the recent aerial attacks from India and then from Pakistan, following on from the militant - Speech Link

10. Kashmir: Human Rights
17/07/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: The UK’s long-standing position is that it is for India and Pakistan to find a lasting political resolution - Speech Link
2: former colonial power which gave independence to India and Pakistan—consider hosting a peace conference - Speech Link
3: political solution and encouraged dialogue between India and Pakistan. This is very much in line with what - Speech Link
4: Rights Council has requested free access to both India and Pakistan to investigate these allegations of - Speech Link
5: matter for the two countries concerned. It is for India and Pakistan to determine to what extent they wish - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to India
1. India: Fraud
asked by: Marquess of Lothian
18/03/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last discussed with the government of India plans to address call centre scammers based in India.

2. Kashmir: Politics and Government
asked by: Lord Bishop of Coventry
21/10/2019
... following the decision of the government of India on 5 August to revoke Article 370 of the Constitution of India.

3. Kashmir: Politics and Government
asked by: Lord Bishop of Coventry
21/10/2019
... and what representations they have made to the government of India about that decision.

4. India: Military Alliances
asked by: Kevan Jones
30/04/2019
... how the Memorandum of Understanding between the UK and India supports increased defence ties between the UK and India.

5. Kashmir: Politics and Government
asked by: Lord Campbell of Pittenweem
09/09/2019
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of India about the Presidential Order on 5 August which made Article 370 of the Constitution of India inoperative.

Latest Questions
17 Current APPG Officers
Baroness Verma Portrait
Baroness Verma
Treasurer
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Baroness Flather Portrait
Baroness Flather
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Lord Bilimoria Portrait
Lord Bilimoria
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Seema Malhotra Portrait
Seema Malhotra
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Feltham and Heston
Joined: 30th July 2015
Lord Anderson of Swansea Portrait
Lord Anderson of Swansea
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Sam Tarry Portrait
Sam Tarry
Vice Chair
Labour - Ilford South
Joined: 8th April 2020
Lord Dholakia Portrait
Lord Dholakia
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 21st November 2018
Shailesh Vara Portrait
Shailesh Vara
Vice Chair
Conservative - North West Cambridgeshire
Joined: 8th April 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Mr Virendra Sharma MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 6080.

Email: sharmav@parliament.uk

Benefits in Kind
Date
16 Oct 2018
Source
Corporation of the City of London
Description
Breakfast event
Value
£3,001
Date
17 Jul 2018
Source
PB Consulting (with some funding from the Corporation of the City of London)
Description
Secretariat   From : 17/07/2018 To : 16/07/2019
Value
£7,501
Date
9 May 2018
Source
PB Consulting
Description
Breakfast event
Value
£3,001
Date
9 May 2018
Source
PB Consulting
Description
Breakfast event held on 09/05/2018
Value
£3,001
Date
17 Jul 2017
Source
PB Consulting
Description
Secretariat   From : 17/07/2017 To : 16/07/2018
Value
£1,501
Date
17 Jul 2017
Source
PB Consulting
Description
Secretariat   From : 17/07/2017 To : 16/07/2018
Value
£6,001
Date
12 Feb 2017
Source
Indian High Commission/Government of India
Description
Visit to India   From : 12/02/2017 To : 18/02/2017
Value
£31,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the India APPG

Former APPG Officers
Valerie Vaz Portrait
Valerie Vaz
Vice-Chair
Labour - Walsall South
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
5 APPG Memberships
Archaeology , Epilepsy , Music , Portugal , Terminal Illness
Neil O'Brien Portrait
Neil O'Brien
Vice-Chair
Conservative - Harborough
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
1 APPG Membership
Loneliness
Mark Pritchard Portrait
Mark Pritchard
Vice-Chair
Conservative - The Wrekin
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
Stephen Pound Portrait
Stephen Pound
Secretary
Labour - Former Member for Ealing North
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Valerie Vaz Portrait
Valerie Vaz
Vice-Chair
Labour - Walsall South
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 11th September 2019
5 APPG Memberships
Archaeology , Epilepsy , Music , Portugal , Terminal Illness
Kirsten Oswald Portrait
Kirsten Oswald
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - East Renfrewshire
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017