Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, October 29 asked Japanese businessmen to engage more with India as he interacted with top business leaders from the two countries at a forum in Tokyo.
Modi, who arrived in Tokyo on Saturday, October 27 to attend the 13th India-Japan annual summit, said that the inputs offered at the Business Leaders Forum will propel India to achieve global benchmarking.
"He urged Japanese businessmen to engage more with India," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.
Earlier, Modi interacted with some Japanese venture capitalists. He also said that the central government's Make in India initiative has emerged as a global brand today.
"Make in India has emerged as a global brand today. We are manufacturing quality products not only for India but for the world. India is becoming a global hub, especially in the field of electronics and automobile manufacturing. We are rapidly moving towards becoming number one in mobile phones manufacturing," Prime Minister Modi said while addressing an Indian Community Event here as part of the 13th India-Japan Annual Summit.
"Last year our scientists created a record by launching over 100 satellites into space simultaneously. We sent Chandrayaan and Mangalyaan at a very low expense. India is now preparing to send Gaganyaan into space by 2022. It will be Indian in all ways," he added.
Prime Minister Modi further invited the audience to attend the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas(National Unity Day) scheduled to be celebrated on October 31 on the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
"We celebrate Sardar Patel's birth anniversary every year, but this time we will surely grab the attention of the entire world. In Gujarat, his birthplace, Sardar Patel's statue - the tallest in the world - is being built. I invite you all to attend the event," he said.