India, UK formidable team: Foreign Secretary tells Delhi tech summit
Underscoring the importance of bilateral ties with India, UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said this week that both India and the United Kingdom are ideally placed to use science, technology and digital leadership to meet challenges related to the security of emerging tech.
"Emerging technologies are fundamentally reshaping our economies and our daily lives. It is also presenting new challenges to our values and security, which I spoke about at the UN Committee Security Council on counter-terrorism last month. India and the United Kingdom are ideally placed to use our science, technology and digital leadership to meet these challenges and maximise these opportunities", he said, while speaking virtually at the Global Technology Summit in New Delhi.
Hailing Bengaluru as the world's fastest-growing hub, he said that both India and the United Kingdom believe in innovation as a force for good and to make Britain even more attractive in Tech Talent, the country is establishing its global tech development network in Bengaluru this year.
"Together we are a formidable team. We top our region's ranking in the global innovation index. Bengaluru is the fastest-growing tech hub in the world. London is number two. Our two countries both believe in innovation as a force for good. Last year, the UK attracted over a third of all the tech investment in Europe. India and UK have superb academic research bases and four of the top 10 universities are found in the UK. The number of Indian students coming to the UK has more than doubled in the past three years. We want to make Britain even more attractive in Tech Talent. So, we are establishing our global tech development network in Bengaluru this year," he said.
The minister further highlighted India and UK's research partnership and stressed upon the sinister side of the digital age that needs to be protected from crime.