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India's UK diaspora moves to leverage Brexit

Demands for relaxed immigration rules still could be a stumbling block

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi before their meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Nov. 7 2016   © Reuters

LONDON -- On June 24, 2016, Shuchita Sonalita, the U.K. director of the Confederation of Indian Industry, walked into her office to find stunned silence. Overnight, the results of Britain's referendum on its membership in the European Union had been counted and by early morning the "leave" camp had won by a narrow margin, throwing the country into economic and political turmoil.

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