From the BBC report:
UK chancellor Gordon Brown has backed a stronger role for India on the international stage.
Speaking in the city of Bangalore on his first official trip to the country, Britain's prime minister in waiting talked of a "new world order".
"It is time to formally recognise on a more consistent and regular basis the reality of this emerging new world order."
From the horse's mouth:
What is perhaps coincidental is that his visit exactly coincided with top Indian Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty's racism scandal on the British television programme Celebrity Big Brother. Again from another BBC article of 17/1:
Gordon Brown has become involved in the row over alleged racism on Celebrity Big Brother during a visit to India.
The chancellor said the issue had been raised repeatedly during his trip..