As he prepares to meet with prime minister Manmohan Singh on the sidelines of the upcoming G-20 summit, British premier David Cameron has put himself personally in charge of building relations with India while giving the charge of handling ties with China to his deputy, Nick Clegg.
Cameron, who heads the Conservative-Liberal Democrats coalition government, will meet Manmohan Singh during the summit in Canada to take forward his administration's commitment made in the Queen's speech to ''work to establish a new special relationship with India''.
The Tories consider India as crucial and the government is preparing a series of trade missions. This will be the first meeting between the two leaders since Cameron took over as the British prime minister last month.
Like the previous Labour government, the new coalition government is also keen to build a special relationship with India.
During the meeting, the two leaders are likely to discuss bilateral issues and the situation in the region.