Cameron: We have a 'special relationship' with India

David Cameron has rejected suggestions that India has snubbed his desire to form a “special relationship” between the two countries, despite Prime Minister Manmohan Singh yet to visit Cameron in the UK.

I think the basis for that special relationship and partnership is absolutely there.

This is going to be the third largest economy in the world by 2030 and I want to make sure it is British firms that are helping to build those hospitals, construct those roads, provide those universities, and we want a real exchange between our countries.

This is a fast-growing economy, it is going to be one of the stars of the future. We have got to get in there early and that is what British firms are doing.

– David Cameron, speaking in Mumbai