PM Narendra Modi asks Indian professionals in Germany to act as bridge to make India manufacturing hub

By: Press Trust of India | Berlin | Updated: April 14, 2015 1:00 am
modi-l Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Indian community people outside his hotel in Berlin, Germany on Monday. (Source: AP photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked Indian professionals in Germany to act as a bridge between the two countries to help pitchfork India as a global manufacturing hub, promising a conducive atmosphere for it.

“It is a win-win situation for both countries,” he said while addressing the Indian community here.

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“Indian professionals in Germany can become a bridge between India and Germany to realise our objective of making India a manufacturing hub,” Modi said.

Underlining the need for a “balanced growth”, he said  equal emphasis has to be laid on agricultural, manufacturing and services sectors.

Citing the IT revolution, Modi noted that Indians had a big role to play in it.

Many of the CEOs in the Silicon Valley are of Indian origin, he said while stressing that ventures like Google could have originated from India if these professionals were
assured of a good environment for innovation in India.

Recalling his meeting with a group of Chinese students in the US, the Prime Minister said on asking what their plans were after studies, all of them responded by stating that they will work for 10 years in America and then take this experience back to China to take it forward.

In candid remarks, Modi said, “We are Hercules in our country but when we go out we come to realise many things and we are inspired to compete and achieve greater heights.”

He asserted that making India a manufacturing hub is not just an economic goal for him but also a “self-respect movement”.

Many products come from outside the country, he said adding on a lighter note that even for dealing with protests “we have to get teargas cannisters from abroad.”

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    Leopoldo Torrini
    Apr 14, 2015 at 12:32 am
    No meetings with in Brussels for Modi? No discussions at the EU level where trade policies are agreed and economic cooperation between Europe and India may be enhanced? Left with the signing of lousy deals with France (Rafele) and cutting ribbons in Germany? The shadow of the illegal detention of two Italian Marines unfortunately looms large on this Modi's trip. For the untold truth behind the Italian Marines case, you can google 'Italian Marines Innocent youtube' and watch the 6:40 minutes video (youtube(dot)com/watch?v=HpopTBBV2q0). Merkel, Hollande and Harper (i.e. Germany, France and Canada) should not close their eyes
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      Mery
      Apr 14, 2015 at 12:45 am
      No meetings with the EU in Brussels for Modi? The shadow of the illegal detention of two Italian Marines looms large on his trip. For the untold truth behind the Italian Marines case, you can google 'Italian Marines Innocent youtube' and watch the 6:40 minutes video that you will easily find. Merkel, Hollande and Harper (i.e. Germany, France and Canada) should not close their eyes. The Italian Marines are innocent!
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        Mery
        Apr 14, 2015 at 12:44 am
        No meetings with the EU in Brussels for Modi? The shadow of the illegal detention of two Italian Marines looms large on his trip. For the untold truth behind the Italian Marines case, you can watch this short video Merkel, Hollande and Harper (i.e. Germany, France and Canada) should not close their eyes. The Italian Marines are innocent!
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          sacchadesi
          Apr 14, 2015 at 12:56 am
          In France, Modi ji kills the MakeInIndia just one day back. Another day another slogan.
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            MIRKA SIGNORINI
            Apr 14, 2015 at 12:44 am
            Everyone of you knows about the two Italian Marines case and about what the Indian Government accuses them. We all know that who kills someone must pay. But maybe not all of you knows the truth because it has been untold for too many years, more than three! The two Italian soldiers are innocent and completely unrelated to the facts alleged! For all this time two Italian families have been suffering waiting for this tragedy to get to a conclusion. Only the truth can give an end to this pain! We know that there will be no meetings with the EU in Brussels for your Prime Minister Modi. The shadow of the illegal detention of the two Italian Marines looms large on his trip. For the untold truth behind the Italian Marines case, you can watch this short video Merkel, Hollande and Harper (i.e. Germany, France and Canada) should not close their eyes. You all should open your eyes. Do not turn your head the other way. The truth is not what they want you to believe.
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