Several thorny issues remain. Yet, both the UK and India are committed to a Free Trade Agreement between the two countries. UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak had said before the G-20 Summit in Bali (Indonesia) that his approach to the FTA with India will be one “where we don’t sacrifice quality for speed. I want to take the time to get trade deals right”. The deal was to have been signed during Diwali, but missed the deadline. Now the indication is that it would be concluded this year, going by the statement of UK Trade Secretary Kemi Badanoch recently.