The Future of DFID's Programme in India - International Development Committee Contents

6  Conclusion

124. The Government wants to forge an enhanced partnership with India. This will include development as well as trade, climate change, security, diplomacy and education cooperation. We support the UK Government in this objective which recognises India as an emerging power and key partner for the Government. However there remain large pockets of poverty, and the challenge of achieving the Millennium Development Goals in India is immense. For this reason we support the UK's continued development assistance to India for the period up to 2015. However after this the development relationship must change fundamentally to one based on mutual learning and technical assistance where requested.

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