Modi at Wembley: Air India flights between Ahmedabad and London from December 15, says PM

Bond between India and UK is such that all you need to do is turn your watch 180 degrees and know the time there, says PM Modi.

By: Express Web Desk | London | Updated: November 14, 2015 1:15:13 am
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Indian diaspora at the Wembley Stadium. He promised simplification of OCI process and Air India flights between London and Ahmedabad among other things.

Here are the highlights:

12:25 pm: Narendra Modi ends his speech amidst loud cheer at Wembley stadium.

12:20 pm: Bond between India and UK is such that all you need to do is turn your watch 180 degrees and know the time there: PM Modi.

12:17 pm: PM Modi announces Air India flight between London and Ahmedabad from December 15.

12:16 pm: The OCI process will be simplified: PM Modi.

12:14 pm: There are lakhs of people working among the tribal communities and helping them in fields of education, health: PM Modi.

12:12 pm: The state of Haryana, known for adverse gender ratio, from there a Sarpanch started a campaign ‘Selfie with daughter’: PM Modi.

12:01 pm: Two dreams that we are working towards – a clean India and India with 24/7 electricity: PM Modi.

11:59 pm: PM Modi talks of the International Solar Alliance to scale up use of solar energy.

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11:48 pm: We also need to build modern and self sufficient India: PM Modi

11:44 pm: Shouldn’t every Indian have access to a toilet: PM Modi

11:43 pm: If my country is clean, won’t you feel elated and proud: PM Modi.

11:42 pm: Doing everything to make India power sufficient: PM Modi.

11:40 pm: The direction India is going at, I feel we are going to quickly see the fruits of it: PM Modi

11:39 pm: Gandhi’s message and inspiration will show us the way: PM Modi.

11:38 pm: Terror and global warming major challenges: PM Modi.

11:37 pm: World is seeing India as a land of many opportunities: PM Modi.

11:35 pm: We don’t want any favour from the world, we want equality: PM Modi.

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11:29 pm: I met the Sikh community. We shared our thoughts on various subjects. I understand their pain on some issues as well: PM

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11:27 pm: People are surprised to see such a diverse nation as ours live in harmony: PM

11:26 pm: India is full of diversity. This diversity is our pride and it is our strength: PM

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11:20 pm: Yesterday Shyamji Krishna Varma was posthumously reinstated by London’s Honourable Society for Inner Temple: PM Modi.

11:19 pm: Show me one Indian who isn’t proud when they see Mahatma Gandhi’s statue outside the British Parliament: PM

11:19 pm: When I came here 12 years ago I was a CM, today I am among you with a new responsibility: PM

11:17 pm: Whenever I meet PM Cameron, I find that he is very proud of the Indian community here in UK: PM

11:16 pm: India’s progress is certain due to its youth: PM Modi

11:15 pm: We have been reveling in our poverty: PM Modi

11:10 pm: There’s no reason for India to be poor: PM Modi.

11:10 pm: I am grateful to PM Cameron for his kind words. I am coming here after a gap of 12 years: PM modi

11:08 pm: Between two great nations, two vibrant democracies, two wonderful people, we are celebrating this very special relationship, in this very special venue: PM Modi

11:07 pm: We will help deliver Indian smart cities: David Cameron.

11:03 pm: India’s is Britain’s third biggest job creator: David Cameron.

11:03 pm: When you’re taking India to the world’s top table we are with you: David Cameron

11:00 pm: Indian investment here are creating jobs for the British people, and British investments are creating jobs in India. This is what I call teamwork: David Cameron.

10:58 pm: It is the most spectacular celebration of British Indian relations the country has ever seen: David Cameron

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10:56 pm: Our countries are used to meeting at cricket pitch: David Cameron.

10:51 pm: Indian national anthem being played out at Wembley Stadium.

10:50 pm: PM Modi arrives with UK PM David Cameron on stage at Wembley Stadium.

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10:42 pm: Modi about to address the diaspora.

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9:43 pm: Musician Jay Sean performing at Wembley Stadium.

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9:21 pm: Live telecast of Wembley stadium event begins, PM Modi’s speech at approx 10:45PM IST.

9:20 pm: Indian Singer Alisha Chinoy performs Made in India at UK.

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8:08 pm: Indians from 1500 UK towns reaching to hear PM Modi speak.

7:55 pm: My biggest takeaway is the way bond between India-UK is really developing- Dixit Joshi (MD, Deutsche Bank)

7:42 pm: Businessmen will look for an environment that is stable & will look for opportunity: Dixit Joshi (MD, Deutsche Bank)

7:40 pm: PM Narendra Modi to address the Indian diaspora later in the day at Wembley Stadium.

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6:42 pm: British Queen hosts lunch for PM Modi.

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5:20 pm: We want to develop our Railway stations in PPP. Defence manufacturing is backbone of Make in India: PM Modi at India-UK CEOs forum.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, listens as Prime Minister David Cameron talks, right, during the CEO Forum inside 10 Downing Street in London, Friday Nov. 13, 2015, on the second day of his visit to the UK. Modi and Cameron both vowed Thursday to use U.K. knowhow and investment to help modernize the world's largest democracy, India. (Stefan Wermuth/Pool via AP) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, listens as Prime Minister David Cameron talks, right, during the CEO Forum inside 10 Downing Street in London, Friday Nov. 13, 2015, on the second day of his visit to the UK. Modi and Cameron both vowed Thursday to use U.K. knowhow and investment to help modernize the world’s largest democracy, India. (Stefan Wermuth/Pool via AP)

5:11 pm: People from UK and India are easily compatible with each other, this in itself is a big advantage: PM Modi at India UK CEOs forum.

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4:17 pm: Vodafone’s announcement of a 1.3-billion pound investment package for India has been highlighted as a “big positive story” of the visit as the company has been at the centre of taxation rows in the past.

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4:16 pm: “It was a full day of engagement which included the conclusion of a civil nuclear agreement. Details of this will become clear over time but it involves a full chain agreement which will cover research and exchange of best practices… it opens up a whole world of opportunities for both countries,” Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson said.

4:16 pm: Deals worth nearly 9.2-billion pounds have already been announced, which include 28 business-to-business agreements.

4:04 pm: “We have rationalised the capital gains tax regime for Real Estate Investment Trusts… We have taken several initiatives for transparency and online processing in IP administration. A comprehensive National IPR policy is being finalised,” he told the gathering.

4:04 pm: Key issues expected to be raised include taxation, foreign direct investment (FDI) and intellectual property rights (IPR), all of which Modi sought to pre-empt in his speech at a business meet at the Guildhall last evening.

4:01 pm: “The two Prime Ministers welcomed the first meeting of the reconstituted India-UK CEOs Forum. This Forum will be tasked with advising the Prime Ministers about the trade and investment opportunities and challenges,” the joint statement issued by Modi and Cameron said.

4:00 pm: Tata Group chairman Cyrus Mistry will head the Forum and will be joined by Bharti Enterprises chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal, Tata Consultancy Services CEO and managing director N Chandrasekaran and Bharat Forge chairman Baba Kalyani at 11 Downing Street, next to British Prime Minister David Cameron’s office.

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