British MP Dhesi Meets Deputy High Commissioner to India, Urges for Air Connectivity between UK and Punjab

Punjab E News: Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, the first turban-wearing Sikh elected Member of Parliament in Britain, had a productive meeting in the UK Parliament with Caroline Rowett, the British Deputy High Commissioner to India based in Chandigarh. Expressing his enthusiasm, Dhesi informed that he had discussed a wide array of topics aimed at strengthening ties, trade, and tourism between both nations; as well as the concerns of the diaspora around land disputes, British nationals imprisoned abroad and respect for human rights. Of particular importance was the urgent need for starting more direct flights between the UK and the Punjab at Guru Ram Das Ji International Airport in Amritsar and Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport in Chandigarh”, he added.
    Dhesi reiterated that he has been tirelessly advocating for direct air connectivity between the UK and the Punjab over many years with different international airlines, besides the government of India, as well as with the Punjab government. He emphasised that such direct flights would greatly benefit the large NRI community residing in the UK and Europe, enabling them to conveniently visit their families and relatives in Punjab. Moreover, improved air connectivity with the North region of India would facilitate seamless travel options for passengers from Northern states, allowing them to easily reunite with their loved ones residing abroad.