India, Aug. 24 -- Being the finance minister in the first Narendra Modi government, Arun Jaitley represented India in at least two high-profile engagements in London and also found himself mentioned favourably in British politics before the May 2015 election.

A regular visitor to London with busy schedules, Jaitley was at the March 2015 event to unveil Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Parliament Square, along with then Prime Minister David Cameron and actor Amitabh Bachchan.

He also led the Indian delegation at Buckingham Palace's mega-event to mark the India-UK Year of Culture 2017, meeting Queen Elizabeth, besides engaging ministers on issues such as economy, trade and extraditing UK-based financial offenders to India.

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