British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson on Monday has cancelled a planned trip to India which was scheduled to take place next week.
The prime minister has said in a statement on Monday.
Johnson said the action was a sensible one due to the second wave of the virus, with infections reaching 15million in India.
In the light of this, Delhi is expected to go into lockdown on Monday night.
“(Indian Prime Minister) Narendra Modi and I have basically come to the conclusion that, very sadly, I won’t be able to go ahead with the trip,” Johnson told reporters. “I do think it’s only sensible to postpone,” he said.
The two leaders are expected to speak later this month to agree and launch their ambitious plans for the future partnership between the UK and India.
Britain has invited India to attend the G7 summit it is hosting in June.