Sandeep and Reena Mander, from Maidenhead, Berkshire, allege they were refused an application to join a register of approved adopters because of their Asian ancestry and told their chances would be improved if they looked to adopt in India or Pakistan.
Here in the US we usually commonly refer to Asians as either East or SE Asian and Indians as Indian. A while back I learned that there in the UK they refer to Asians from all across Asia.
Not entirely true. If someone is called "Asian" in the UK without any other descriptors, they are most likely referring to South Asians exclusively.
I was just going by my experience of British people calling Pakistanis and Indians Asian as well