India APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 21/04/2021

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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. India-UK virtual summit, May 2021: Roadmap 2030 for a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership
04/05/2021 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Policy paper India-UK virtual summit, May 2021: Roadmap 2030 for a Comprehensive

2. India-UK virtual summit, May 2021: Roadmap 2030 for a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership
04/05/2021 - Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street (Number 10)
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Found: Policy paper India-UK virtual summit, May 2021: Roadmap 2030 for a Comprehensive

3. 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

4. The Delicate Mind / نازک ذہن - written evidence
19/03/2019 - Inquiry: Global Britain and India - Foreign Affairs Committee
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Found: objectives for the UK’s future relationship with India?  How effective are the FCO and other parts of Government

5. Professor Kate Sullivan de Estrada - written evidence
05/06/2019 - Inquiry: Global Britain and India - Foreign Affairs Committee
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Found: accessible to India in the absence of reform to give it a permanent seat? The UK could work to bring India more

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. Government Support for India
28/04/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: Prime Minister has said, we stand side by side with India as a friend and partner in the fight against covid-19 - Speech Link
2: tragedy engulfing India is now of such a scale that it constitutes a global emergency. India is now afflicted - Speech Link

3. 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

4. Covid-19: Support for India
27/04/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: Her Majesty’s Government, further to reports that India has had over 350,000 daily cases of Covid-19, what - Speech Link
2: Minister has said:“We stand side by side with India as a friend and partner … in the fight against Covid-19 - Speech Link
3: India’s giant second wave is a disaster, not just for India but for the whole world. It has shown that this - Speech Link

5. 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

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to India
1. India: Rape
asked by: Baroness Tonge
20/10/2020
... Dalit women in Uttar Pradesh.

2. India: Nationality
asked by: Tommy Sheppard
11/02/2020
... what assessment he has made for the implications of his policies of India’s recent Citizenship Amendment Act; and what representations he has made to his Indian counterpart on the human rights implications of that Act.

3. India: Nationality
asked by: Jonathan Edwards
11/02/2020
... whether his Department has had discussions with representatives of the Indian Government on recent shootings related to the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

4. India: Nationality
asked by: Catherine West
04/03/2020
... what discussions he has had with his Indian counterpart on the (a) recent violence in Delhi and other major Indian cities and (b) prevention of further outbreaks of violence in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act.

5. Immigration: India
asked by: Gareth Thomas
04/03/2020
... what the outcomes of the UK-India Migration Dialogue were; and if she will make a statement.

Latest Questions
17 Current APPG Officers
Navendu Mishra Portrait
Navendu Mishra
Secretary
Labour - Stockport
Joined: 8th April 2020
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
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
Shailesh Vara Portrait
Shailesh Vara
Vice Chair
Conservative - North West Cambridgeshire
Joined: 8th April 2020
Departed: 10th March 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Valerie Vaz Portrait
Valerie Vaz
Vice-Chair
Labour - Walsall South
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
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
Kirsten Oswald Portrait
Kirsten Oswald
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - East Renfrewshire
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017