Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Britain later this year, British Prime Minister David Cameron has confirmed.
While there have been speculations that Modi is likely to make a UK visit in November this year, Cameron laid all doubts to rest by confirming Modi's trip in a letter addressed to West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.
Writing to her regarding her current visit to the UK, Cameron said he 'looks forward' to Modi's visit this year, IANS reported.
"Our (Britain's) relationship with India is a priority for the UK, and we look forward to welcoming your prime minister to the UK later this year," Cameron said in the letter.
The two leaders had met in Brisbane during the G20 summit last year.
"Relations with India are at the top of the priorities of UK's foreign policy. Yours is a very inspiring vision, UK wants to partner in any way we can," Cameron had reportedly said to Modi at the summit in Australia.
This will mark Modi's first visit to Britain after assuming power in May last year.
Modi will also be the first Indian Prime Minister to visit the UK in nearly 10 years, the last visit being of former prime minister Manmohan Singh in 2006.
Modi is likely to address the Indian population in the UK at the Wembley Stadium, in what could be a repeat of his Madison Square garden address in the US last year.