Speaking at an event organised by Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) here, he said UK is looking to "strengthen and deepen" its partnership with India in the energy sector to ensure security and prosperity.

According to him, India can also play a crucial role in solving global climate change issues.

There is a need for early action to tackle climate change issues, he added.

United Kingdom is already engaged with India on various initiatives pertaining to climate and energy matters.

Among others, both sides have collaboration with more than 150 million pounds of jointly-funded, high-quality research.

In this regard, there are more than 30 joint research projects on sustainable energy and climate change such as those related to changing water cycles and energy storage.

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