As thousands of people from across the country take to street to express outrage over the rape incidents in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua and Uttar Pradesh's Unnao, a group of 49 retired civil servants wrote a strong-worded open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, holding him responsible for what they called a "terrifying state of affairs". He will have a rare audience with Queen Elizabeth, and meet Prince Charles at a tech event. Sweden is a valuable partner in our development initiatives. Education is another sector in which both sides are expected to forge deeper ties.
India and Sweden will jointly organize the India-Nordic Summit in Stockholm on 17th April with the Prime Ministers of Finland, Norway, Denmark and Iceland. According to figures provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the trade of India with the Nordic countries amounted to about 5, 300 million dollars in 2016-2017, with a cumulative foreign direct investment in the Southeast Asian country of 2, 500 million dollars.
Modi's two-day Sweden trip beginning April 16 will mark the first visit by an Indian PM to the Nordic nation in 30 years.
The launch of a new Ayurvedic Centre of Excellence, marked by an MoU between the All India Institute of Ayurveda and College of Medicine in the United Kingdom is also expected.
This will be followed by official deliberations between the heads of government in London on Thursday before they head to Windsor for the CHOGM retreat, where the world leaders will interact on an informal basis without any structured agenda or the presence of officials.
It will take place alongside his bilateral visit to the United Kingdom, in which a range of issues - from immigration, technology cooperation and education - will be in the frame as part of efforts to strengthen ties ahead of Brexit. The centre is aimed at creating a first-of-its-kind global network involving Indian and British academics and medical professionals to coordinate on evidence-based research on yoga and Ayurveda.
It was the Prime Minister's fourth visit to Chhattisgarh, where assembly elections are due later in the year.
With economic ties being an important pillar of the India-Britain bilateral relationship, Modi and May will attend a CEOs Forum.
Prime minister, these two incidents are not just ordinary crimes where, with the passage of time, the wounds inflicted on our social fabric, on our body politic and the moral fibre of our society will heal and it will soon be business as usual.
"The welcome being accorded to the Indian Prime Minister is unprecedented in many ways". The Prime Minister will also hold bilateral discussions with his Swedish counterpart.