India has not raised student visa row with Britain
Amid the ongoing controversy over Britain`s failure to include Indian students in the liberalised visa norms, no official from the Indian government has approached the British High Commission to India on the matter. This was stated by Sir Dominic Asquith, the British High Commissioner to India, in an interview with The Indian Express. The terms being offered to Indian students this year are no different from what they were last year. Last year, to our delight, they saw 30 per cent more students going to the UK. Highlighting the silence in India about the British post-graduate degrees not being recognised by Indian universities, he expressed surprise that no one talks about the 14,000 students who do Master`s in the UK and come back, and that qualification is not recognised in India. That is a bit odd. Responding to a question on some individuals like Vijay Mallya, Lalit Modi and Nirav Modi, who are wanted by Indian agencies, finding shelter in the UK, the High Commissioner said, these frauds were committed in India. They are not responsible for the fraud. They are dealing with the aftereffects of a fraud and they are serious about dealing with the aftereffects.