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BBC World News lines up special coverage as PM Modi visits UK

MUMBAI: As Narendra Modi becomes the first Indian Prime Minister to visit UK in nearly a decade, BBC World News and BBC.com will deliver a special coverage and analysis of his trip, serving audiences in India and around the world.

During the visit, Modi is expected to visit the UK Parliament, meet UK Prime Minister David Cameron and address the country’s Indian diaspora community at Wembley Stadium. BBC’s international news services will present the action and understanding of the political, diplomatic and business implications.

Presenter Matthew Amroliwala and his flagship programme ‘Global’ on BBC World News will be at the heart of the coverage as the show goes on the road, broadcasting live during key moments and talking to guests to make sure audiences gain a full picture of the visit.

‘India Business Report’ on BBC World News will be broadcasting a special edition to mark the visit. Regular presenter Yogita Limaye, based in Mumbai, will link up with BBC’s business editor Kamal Ahmed in London to explore the economic and business stories including attracting young Indian talent to UK; UK companies investing in the Indian market; and how India is challenging UK on traditional home grown products.

BBC Global News Ltd in India COO Naveen Jhunjhunwala said, “BBC World News is now available in more than 400 million homes worldwide and here in India we are one of the top-choice international English language news brands on TV and online with key audiences. The BBC has a long-standing relationship with India which spans decades. This, coupled with our excellent reporting teams based both here and in the UK, puts us in prime position to be the go-to news organisation for all aspects of Prime Minister Modi’s visit. It gives us a great opportunity to showcase our reporting credentials and highlight our global offer as we work to tell India’s story to the rest of the world.”

This content will be supported by the BBC’s Delhi correspondent Justin Rowlatt and news gathering teams in India and UK, who will be on hand to help ensure all the channel’s news programmes have the latest reports and analysis throughout the visit, which is expected to run from 12 November to 14 November.

In addition, there will also be content on BBC.com/news including video, backgrounders, blogs, business reports and photo galleries.