NEW DELHI: British Prime Minister Theresa May, who arrived here on Sunday night on her three-day visit to India said India and Pakistan should hold bilateral talks to settle the issue of Kashmir.

"This is a matter for India and Pakistan to sort it out through dialogue," May told media on board the Royal Air Force Voyager, regarding Britain's stance on cross border tension between India and Pakistan.

"This is not an issue for any other government to get involved," May said. May's three-day official visit is intended to promote Indo-British relations.

"The relationships between our two countries are strong, and the Indian diaspora plays a vital role in our national life. In my talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi I want to build on our relationship for the benefit of both our countries, generating jobs and wealth and maintaining cooperation on defence and security," May said.

Theresa May rejected calls to relax Indian visa rules saying the UK already has a "good system" for applications.

The prime minister said the UK was already able to attract "the brightest and the best" from outside the EU. "Nine out of 10 visa applications from India are already accepted," she said.

But Mrs May announced the UK would make it easier for wealthy Indian business executives to come to the UK.