U.K.-India Young Professionals Scheme

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    • The newly elected United Kingdom Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced the UK-India Young Professionals Scheme for young Indian professionals. 

    About U.K.-India Young Professionals Scheme

    • Under the scheme, the UK will offer 3,000 places to 18–30 year-old degree holders holding Indian nationals to live and work in the UK for up to two years.
      • India is the first visa-national country to benefit from such a scheme
    • The scheme will commence in early 2023 and be on a reciprocal basis.
    • Relevance : The U.K. government called the launch of the program a “significant moment” for the U.K.-India relationship but also the U.K.’s links to the Indo Pacific.

    Source:IE