India and Britain have agreed on a comprehensive collaborative package on energy and climate change, which includes commercial deals worth 3.2 billion pounds. Aimed at encouraging the research, development and eventual deployment of clean energy, gas and nuclear power, the deal comes before the approaching climate summit in Paris to be held in December. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is currently on a visit to the United Kingdom.

The UK's experience in green finance and technology in particular makes us well-placed to work together to promote secure, affordable and sustainable supplies of energy and address climate change," said UK energy and climate change secretary Amber Rudd.

The two countries also agreed on the need for an ambitious and comprehensive global agreement to tackle climate change in Paris later this month. The package comprises of joint research programmes and initiatives to share technical, scientific, and financial and policy expertise.