India on Monday warned the United Kingdom about the problems faced by Indian IT professionals in getting visa to the European nation.
In a meeting with his British counterpart – Vince Cable, secretary of state for business – Anand Sharma said the Indian companies would be forced to shift their base to other European countries if the UK failed to resolve the issue.
Indian IT companies have been facing problems in transferring their IT experts and high skilled workers to their UK based operations because the UK Border Agency treats intra-company transfer of IT experts as prospective immigrants. This has affected the operations of all the Indian IT companies having operations in the UK.
Shama is in the UK with an Indian business delegation to attend the 8th round of India-UK Joint Economic and Trade Committee meeting.
Sharma also raised the issue of the Indian students studying in UK universities who are not able to find work post studies.