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.