Prime Minister Narendra Modi Addresses Indians In London
Modi's Quote Of The Day
We have a million problems but we have a billion people who can solve them.Prime Minister Narendra Modi
'Terrorism Won't Be Accepted'
Modi said that historically India has never tried to intervene in anyone else's territory. But when citizens are being attacked then there is no choice, he said referring to the surgical strikes on Pakistan in 2016.
We believe in peace. But we will not tolerate those who like to export terror. We will give back strong answers and in the language they understand. Those who like exporting terror, I want to tell them that India has changed and their antics will not be tolerated.Prime Minister Narendra Modi
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'Indians Are Becoming Aspirational'
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that people have more expectations of his government because they trust that it can deliver. "People know that when they say something, the government will listen and do it," he said.
He added that he is happy that there's an environment in India where people are aspirational and constantly expect more.
If a person has a cycle, a person aspires for a scooter. If a person has a scooter, a person aspires for a car. It is natural to aspire.Prime Minister Narendra Modi
PM Modi's Day Out In London
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the Indian diaspora at London's Central Hall in Westminster in his first visit to the U.K. since Theresa May took office.
Earlier in the day, Modi met with May and assured his British counterpart that the Brexit offers opportunities for the two countries to strengthen bilateral trade ties. They also discussed issues ranging from counter-terrorism, cyber security and co-operation in defence.
May and Modi also discussed a new UK-India Tech Partnership, aimed at creating more jobs and generating significant investment opportunities. They agreed to build on the recommendations of the UK-India Joint Trade Review to reduce barriers to trade.
Modi, along with Prince Charles of Wales, also visited the Science Museum in London too see an exhibition showcasing India's history in science, technology and innovation. The event included the launch of a new Ayurvedic Centre of Excellence that will be a global centre for evidence-based research on yoga and ayurveda.