Published: Mon, June 26, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

PM Modi meets top CEOs of Global multinationals

PM Modi meets top CEOs of Global multinationals

Modi was just four-month old into his new job. "Those who suffered (Pakistan) because of this, is a different thing", Modi said while addressing the members of Indian diaspora in Washington on Sunday. It was an unusually simple affair. What PM Modi's statement indicates is that India is not a pushover on security issues and will limit global intervention on the Kashmir issue.

Things have changed rapidly since then.

PM Modi, during his meeting with the CEOs of top 20 American firms, also said that India attracted the largest amount of foreign direct investment (FDI) as a result of the NDA government's policies in the last three years.

The working dinner that Trump is hosting for Modi is the first of its kind under the administration. Counter-terrorism, climate change, H-1B Visa and defence deals are likely to feature prominently during the much awaited meeting. He said this indicates India's quest for global benchmarks.

Yet that close relationship has yet to materialize, due to a mix of transition dysfunction, the distractions of the urgent and a shortage of senior Trump administration officials with India experience.

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It highlights the fact that yoga can contribute in a holistic way to achieving an equilibrium between mind and body. Three years ago, Modi had persuaded the United Nations to declare June 21 as the International Yoga Day .

In advance of the meeting, the Trump administration approved India's purchase of almost two dozen unarmed surveillance drones. Modi expressed his gratitude and thanked for the warm welcome.

Pichai, Cook, and Bezos came out of the meeting seeming pleased with the discussion and excited to invest in India. "Probably this was the reason why no nation raised a finger or tried to question us when he went in for surgical strike as this realisation has dawned on the world community that terrorism is an enemy of mankind", he said.

During both his interactions in Washington DC on Sunday, June 25 - one with the top 20 CEOs of U.S. companies and another with the Indian diaspora in the country - Modi painted a rosy picture of the country.

Modi said that it was "surprising for me to know that there had never been a bilateral visit by an Indian Prime Minister to Portugal".

But experts said that the Modi government must not forget that they are dealing with an administration in the U.S., which is pursuing a transactional agenda. Both the leaders will issue press statements.

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They began producing airbags in 1987, managing to become the 2nd leading contributor to the safety devices. The 51-year-old will step down after handing over the company to its new management.

"The implementation of the landmark initiative of GST could be a subject of studies in USA business schools", Modi told the gathering, according to a tweet by Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesman Gopal Baglay.

"Barack and I have formed a bond, a friendship".

Urging the Indian diaspora to "keep the bridge with India", Modi said that the younger generations of Indians must be kept aware.

So far in his presidency, Trump has focused on outreach to China, India's strategic rival, as he looks to Beijing to rein in North Korea. They can do whatever they want for 13 years.

Noting that US-India trade has tripled over the last decade, reaching a historic high of almost United States dollars 110 billion in 2015, USIBC said there is an opportunity for both the countries to also sync their regulatory and standards system to increase trade and investment.

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Rouhani, on his part, expressed hope that the regional crisis would be settled by diplomatic means, according to the broadcaster. He added the USA supports Kuwait's efforts to mediate the conflict and the US will keep in close contact with all parties.

The decision for such measures was formulated by a broad inter-ministerial committee that included most of the Israeli government's ministries and other bodies.

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