UK and India agree to deepen ties, including in universities

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson looks on as he campaigns on behalf of Conservative Party candidate Jill Mortimer in Hartlepool
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LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Indian leader Narendra Modi agreed in a call on Tuesday to try to deepen cooperation on areas such as education, health, science and defence.

During a virtual meeting that replaced a planned Johnson visit, the two prime ministers agreed a '2030 Roadmap' which will seek to deepen ties, particularly through universities on research areas.

"The agreements we have made today mark the beginning of a new era in the UK-India relationship," Johnson said in a statement.

(Reporting by Kate Holton; editing by Michael Holden)