Gopichand, popularly known as GP, is the same person who helped the Vajpayee government at a time when the country was banned. In fact, in 1998, the Vajpayee government conducted a nuclear test in Pokaran, then the whole world had imposed sanctions against India. After this, the Vajpayee government had presented its side to the British government through the Hinduja brothers. Atalji’s principal secretary Brijesh Mishra went to 10, Downing Street to meet British Prime Minister Tony Blair on 4 June 1998. This meeting was also organized by Gopichand Hinduja. Blair was very close to the GP and often accompanied his wife to the Hinduja family’s Diwali celebrations. Experts believe that it was with his efforts that Britain lifted the ban on India.