Published On : Sat, Nov 21st, 2015

Modi invites world leaders to see ‘winds of change’ in India

PM Modi
Kuala Lumpur/ Nagpur:
Asserting that the time had come for India to make its mark in the resurgence of Asia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the world leaders to come to India and witness the ‘winds of change’ as he pitched his ‘Make in India’ initiative on the global forum.

Pitching for major economic reforms, Prime Minister Modi on Saturday called India and ASEAN ‘natural partners’, whose relationship goes back to ‘ancient times’.

Speaking at the summit, Modi said, “I congratulate you for this achievement. I also congratulate you on the creation of one ASEAN community which are going to sign up tomorrow. India and ASEAN are natural partners. Our ties date back to ancient times.”

Complimenting the leadership and people of ASEAN countries for what they have achieved, the Prime Minister lauded the developments of the nations and said that the ‘spirit of the people’ was more responsible for progress than the ‘size of population’.


“By almost every major economic indicator, India is doing better than when we took office. Reform for me is just a way-station on the long journey to the destination.The destination is the transformation of India,” said Modi.

Modi further added, “The GDP growth is up and inflation is down. Foreign investment is up and the CAD is down. Tax revenues are up and interest rates are down.”

Asserting that the time had come for India to make its mark in the resurgence of Asia, Modi called the world leaders to come to India and witness the ‘winds of change’ as he pitched his ‘Make in India’ initiative on the global forum.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang on the sidelines of ASEAN-India summit, during which the two leaders discussed bilateral ties and global issues of mutual concern.

ASEAN is India’s fourth largest trading partner and India is the sixth largest trading partner for the ten member grouping.