As London’s ambassador for financial and professional services, his visit was aimed at strengthening India-UK financial services links, building strong and sustainable two-way capital flows.
“It was a really good time to be in India with the FTA negotiations entering into their final phase,” Keaveny said.
“Prime Minister Modi has made it clear that he wants to sign the FTA by Diwali. There are some outstanding issues to be resolved but I think there’s a lot of optimism on both sides that we will get that done. Whatever the content of the agreement, it will be a real positive for the relationship between India and the UK across the board in the coming years,” he said