No country questioned India's surgical strike: Modi

Angie Massey
June 26, 2017

This is a very important signal, in the light of PM Narendra Modi's America-first policy being at odds with the Make in India campaign. Also present were Apple s Tim Cook and Amazon s Jeff Bezos.

India conducted surgical strikes on terror pads across the LoC on September 29 past year after the Uri attack.

"The world today sees India as a top investment direction", he said and urged the diaspora to work for and help in the development of India.

The prime minister had reportedly told CEOs that the government has implemented about 7,000 reforms for ease of business in the country. The PM then went on to list some specific opportunities like developing hotels through public-private partnership around 500 railway stations in India. "Sushma Ji deserves credit for this", Modi said.

On the Goods and Services Tax (GST), Modi said its implementation is a complex task that may well turn out to be "a subject of studies in USA business schools". Pakistan's role in supporting and financing terrorism in Kashmir and the India-Iran-US trilateral meetings on bringing peace and stability in Afghanistan will be points of major focus. The Indian prime minister has mostly been on message in his many global visits, which have been carefully managed to ensure no major snubs or embarrassment.

"In concluding remarks, PM stresses imp of coopn 4 start up, innovation and tapping huge intellectual, edu & vocational training potential in India", Baglay tweeted. They also mentioned social initiatives being undertaken by their companies in India in women empowerment, digital technology, education and food processing. "It is now well known in India that when anyone in trouble tweets to Sushma, she promptly replies and the government takes prompt action", Modi said while interacting with the Indian diaspora. India attracted largest FDI because of NDA government's policies in the last three years, he added.

Pichai told reporters after the meeting that they were excited about investing in India.

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The Prime Minister highlighted economic reforms taken by his government in the past three years, emphasising the rollout of new Goods and Services Tax regime.

"Good", said Cook as he emerged out of the meeting.

Responding to a question, Aghi said the H-1B visa issue was not discussed at the meeting. USIBC president Aghi was also present.

Noting that the U.S. is very much interested in facilitating India's defence modernisation and helping to enhance its role as a leader in the Asia Pacific, the official said the Trump administration believes that a strong India is good for the US. While exiting the worldwide agreement, Trump clearly named India among those countries that he believes got too good of a deal at the cost of the US.

Noting that US-India trade has tripled over the last decade, reaching a historic high of almost 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.

"The billion strong Indians in India are also now getting a conducive environment and they are also changing the face of India at a fast pace", he said.

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