Indian PM Modi due to arrive in UK for three-day visit


India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is due to arrive in the UK later for a three-day visit as a guest of his British counterpart, David Cameron.

The first day of the visit will be marked by a Red Arrows flypast before Mr Modi makes a speech to Parliament.

A highlight is expected to be Mr Modi's address to huge crowds at London's Wembley Stadium on Friday night.

Mr Cameron said the visit marked "a historic opportunity" for Britain and India to help each other prosper.

"It's an opportunity for two countries, tied by history, people and values, to work together to overcome the biggest challenges of our age," Mr Cameron said.

"Prime Minister Modi and I intend to grab that opportunity with both hands."

Mr Modi said the aim of the visit was to strengthen "co-operation with a traditional friend".