PM Modi in US: India geared to become driver of global economy

Pitching India in front of American businesses and investors Modi said that India is poised as the "new engine of economic growth"

Written by Shubhajit Roy | Washington Dc | Updated: June 9, 2016 2:23 am
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As Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India is poised to contribute as the new engine of global growth, about a dozen US Congressmen — including Nancy Pelosi, John McCain and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz — praised him at a grand reception hosted by the US-India Business Council Tuesday evening.

“This is the time the world needs a new engine of growth. It would be nice if the new engines are democratic engines,” Modi said in his address to the American business community at the USIBC annual gala. He gave an account of the economic improvements he is bringing into the system, and sought American investments.

After a speech marked by a standing ovation, former Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, from the Democratic Party, called the relations between India and the US a “beautiful friendship”. Recalling Modi’s speech in the Silicon Valley last September, she said it was one of the “most inspirational speeches”.

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John McCain, who was once presidential candidate from the Republican Party and is now the Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman, praised the leadership of the PM in improving the bilateral relationship. “There is no doubt there are tensions and challenges in the region, which calls for much better coordination and cooperation between India and the US,” he added.

Energy Secretary Moniz credited Modi with the Mission Innovation campaign.

Many Congressmen recalled Modi’s Madison Square Garden speech. While some praised him for his charisma and energy, some called him a “compassionate” man. Ami Bera, the only Indian-American lawmaker in the US House of Representatives, said he was proud of the PM.

Earlier, Modi said in his speech, “Today India is poised to contribute as a new engine of global growth… India is much more than a market.” He listed key features of a resurgent Indian economy that is geared to become a “driver of global economy”. India, he added, would continue to open up the defence sector.

Among the business leaders present were Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Pepsico’s Indra Nooyi, CISCO’s John Chambers and Sun Pharma’s Dilip Shanghvi.

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    Yakobi
    Jun 8, 2016 at 4:20 am
    Effect of too much cow cols, seems like hindu addict Modi was able to smuggle his favorite drink in to USA. nothing dangers, he will be hugging the toilet, to sober up soon.
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      Yakobi
      Jun 8, 2016 at 4:21 am
      Nothing newm but sane hinduism, lies, from day one.
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        Kuluvalile
        Jun 8, 2016 at 3:24 am
        Modi is planning a civil war in India. As a setting stage, provocation of Muslims have been in full swing for past two years with all agencies dancing to the tune of Modi's terrorist wing RSS. So the confidence of investors SHOULD be high!!!!!
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          Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
          Jun 8, 2016 at 4:34 am
          India should be proud and fortunate to have a PM like MODIJI,----he has got a vision for India and Indians as a w,---such achievements was never achieved before,----secular cards should not be pla in regards to this since it's a internal matter of India and should be resolved in coming days,----am sure MODIJI and his team will come up with a resolve plan,----THUMPS UP to MODIJI and his A1 team,---JAI hind.
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            John
            Jun 8, 2016 at 5:59 pm
            My dear Yakobi: The NEW YORK Cab driver, time to meet your maker and your brethren is getting near. Donald Trump is the Republican nominee and he will win to become POTUS. He will then take support of Hinjews and make sure you guys meet your maker. When you go there you will think 16 virgins are waiting for you but it will be 16 Virginians(Americans) waiting with 32 boots to kick you on your rear. Then you will pray to be a Hinjew in your next life to avoid getting kicked by 32 boots of Virginians…..the wait is getting shorter….YOUR REAR WILL BECOME PULP FROM THE KICKS..
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