Indian Prime Minister Morarji Desai arrived in London on Tuesday (6 June) from Brussels, on a two day visit to Britain for talks with Prime Minister James Callaghan and Opposition leaders.
GV EXT Police outside 10 Downing Street
SV Indian Prime Minister Morarji Desai's car arriving in Downing Street
SCU Callaghan greeting Desai, then entering No. 10 followed by others
Mr. Desai is on a 10-day four of Belgium, Britain and the United States, where he is due to address a special United Nations session on disarement next week. During his two day stay in England the Indian Prime Minister was also due to meet Opposition leader Margaret Thatcher and Liberal Party leader David Steel.
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Background: Indian Prime Minister Morarji Desai arrived in London on Tuesday (6 June) from Brussels, on a two day visit to Britain for talks with Prime Minister James Callaghan and Opposition leaders.
The Indian leader met with Prime Minister Callaghan at Number 10 Downing Street, after an audience earlier in the day with Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace.
Nuclear problem, race relations, and the growing imbalance in Indo-British trade are three of the main topics expected to be discussed between Mr. Callaghan and Mr. Desai. After the first working session of talks at 10 Downing Street, Mr. Desai will be accompanied by Home Office Ministers Dr. Shirely Summer skill and Mr. Brynmor John on a visit to the Indian community of South hall in West London. He is to meet Indian Community leaders and will then attend a banquet given in his honour by Mr. Callaghan.