James Bevan

  • Britain wants Indian PM to attend CHOGM: British envoy 08-11-2013 07:57 PM

    Even as the Centre remains undecided over whether to participate in the Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka, British High Commissioner to India James Bevan has said that his country wants India to participate in the meeting as it is an important player in the Commonwealth. Speaking to...
  • If implemented, visa bond will apply to a few people: British High Commissioner 02-10-2013 02:07 PM

    Assuaging India's concern over the proposed visa bond, British High Commissioner to India James Bevan on Wednesday said "it is just a proposal still under consideration" and even if it comes into being it will apply to a few cases where the risk of visa rules violation is high. "It...
  • Being born in India in 21st century is like winning lottery: UK envoy 22-08-2013 09:53 PM

    "Being born in India in the 21st century is like winning lottery of history." This is how British High Commissioner James Bevan explained the immense potential for growth in diverse sectors in India as well as its growing stature in the world today. Delivering a talk at the Jamia Millia...
  • UK MP protests invitation to Modi, says CM will receive a 'hot reception' 17-08-2013 10:30 PM

    London: Just days after British MP Barry Gardiner invited Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to the United Kingdom, another UK MP on Saturday launched a protest against the invitation. In an exclusive interview with CNN-IBN, George Galloway of the Respect Party said that Modi will witness a "hot reception" in...
  • UK justifies move to end boycotting Narendra Modi 30-05-2013 07:59 PM

    New Delhi: The UK'S interests in Gujarat were best served by engaging with the elected leadership there, the British High Commissioner to India James Bevan here said on Thursday while clarifying his country's decision to end a decade-long boycott of Chief Minister Narendra Modi. In his first 'twitter interaction', Bevan...
  • Conviction of Modi aide in 2002 case gives us confidence: UK 08-11-2012 10:25 AM

    New Delhi: Britain is considering opening a full-fledged consulate in Gujarat. British High Commissioner James Bevan spoke exclusively to CNN-IBN on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and how Maya Kodnani had a role in ending Britain's political boycott of the chief minister. "Since 2002 one of the things that has...
  • The Last Word: UK envoy visit sign of Modi's global rehabilitation? 23-10-2012 09:31 PM

    Britain on Monday ended its decade-long boycott of Gujarat when its High Commissioner to India James Bevan met Chief Minister Narendra Modi to mark a 'cordial beginning' to fresh ties, with the two discussing opportunities for greater economic cooperation. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 22-10-2012 11:45 PM

    Catch today's top stories with CNN-IBN Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Relations with Gujarat is not about endorsing Modi: British envoy 22-10-2012 10:14 PM

    British High Commissioner to India James Bevan said that the talks with the Gujarat Chief Minister were not an endorsement of any person, but an engagement with the state. ...
  • News 360: Kingfisher standoff continues despite meet 22-10-2012 10:05 PM

    Kingfisher Airlines CEO Sanjay Agarwal on Monday said that the partial lockout of the crisis-hit airlines had been extended till October 25 from the earlier date of October 23. The airline company on Monday held a closed-door meet with its employees' union in Mumbai and offered to pay three months'...
  • UK engaging with Gujarat govt, not endorsing Modi: Envoy 22-10-2012 06:14 PM

    New Delhi: After meeting Narendra Modi, British High Commissioner to India, James Bevan, on Monday said that the talks with the Gujarat Chief Minister were not an endorsement of any person, but an engagement with the state. The UK High Commissioner clarified that engagement with Gujarat is in Britain's trade...
  • UK ends 10-year 'boycott', Modi meets British envoy 22-10-2012 12:24 PM

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met British High Commissioner to India, James Bevan in Ahmedabad. Experts opine that the meeting could be the start of the rehabilitation of the controversial Gujarat politician's image in the West. Diplomatic ties between the UK and Gujarat were strained after...
  • British envoy to meet Narendra Modi today 22-10-2012 06:57 AM

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will meet the British High Commissioner to India, James Bevan in Ahmedabad on Monday. The meeting marks the resumption of diplomatic relations between Britian and Gujarat, which were strained after the 2002 Gujarat riots. Two weeks back, the UK had claimed that it...