James Brokenshire has led a large homeland security business delegation to Delhi and Hyderabad to strengthen ties between the UK and India. The focus of the Security Minister’s trade mission was on promoting the UK security industry and furthering business links between the two countries in the security sector.
While in India the Minister and the delegation met key decision makers including police, paramilitary and government officials, and a wide variety of potential business partners for the UK companies. The companies on the mission covered a wide variety of capabilities across the areas of counter-terrorism, border security, policing and safer cities.
Commenting James said:
“At over 15,000 companies, the UK security industry has a strong international reputation, grown over decades as the UK has faced significant and varying terrorist threats, many of which are common to the issues India also faces today.
“I am proud that the UK can claim excellence and innovation in fields such as surveillance, counter IED, communications, detection, port and airport security, forensics and much more.
“But our visit provided an important opportunity to listen, to learn and to forge the partnerships with Indian firms to help support India’s homeland security needs now and in the future.”