PM Cameron stood at the memorial in silence for a minute before departing. He also paid obeisance at the Golden Temple where he was received by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and other dignitaries. The British PM and business delegation are provided complete security by at least 3,000 police personnel called on from six districts.
British PM Cameron is the only serving UK prime minister in the history who has paid his respects at the scene of one of the horrendous massacres the world has ever seen. PM Cameron is in Amritsar during his three-day trade trip to India. He described the massacre as “a deeply shameful event in British history”.
Cameron is accompanied by a business delegation with an aim to discover ways of easily accessing Indian markets. Ahead of his visit to Amritsar, Mr Cameron said: “This is my fourth time in India, but I’ve never made it to Punjab so I’m really looking forward to finally going there. Punjab is a place which has huge ties to Britain.”