Thank you for the answer. I would like to check on the point
During the continuous residence period, you cannot be outside the UK for more than 180 days in any 12 consecutive months. The absences must be for a reason that relates to the purpose of your leave in the UK, or for a reason that relates to the purpose of your leave in the UK, or for a serious compelling reason (such as a serious illness).
I have never been out for more than 180 days in any consecutive 12 months. But I have been on leave and went back to India in
1) Dec 2010 (for around 25 days)
2) Nov 2011 (for around 21 days)
3) March 2013 (for 15 days).
All these visits were just to have a break from work and to see my family in India.
Apart from this I had made following visits for work:
1) Nov 2009 and Jan 2010 and April 2010 to Belgium ( 4 - 5 days each visit)
2) Sept 2010 ( 4 days), Feb 2011 ( 4 days) and March 2011 (15 days) to Turkey.
3) Sept 2012 - 2 days trip to Italy.
4) Oct 2012 - 15 days trip to France.
As you can see some absence were for work and some were for break.
Does the statement The absences must be for a reason that relates to the purpose of your leave in the UK
mean that I have to justify each and every period I have been out of UK ? As you can see these are very short period leaves (sum of all does not go even 100 in a consecutive 12 months time).