Vladimir Putin backs Modi on India terror worries

Nick Mcbride
June 3, 2017

With Putin by his side at a joint session at Spief, Modi showcased his government's reform agenda and emphasised on the depth of Indo-Russian ties.

India and Russian Federation on Thursday signed a deal to set up last two nuclear power units of Kundankulam in the state of Tamil Nadu with help of Moscow.

"I would put it very simply", he said.

Trump said, according to the Paris Climate deal terms, China will be allowed many coal plants, and India will be allowed to double its coal production by 2020, but not the U.S.

"Despite disputes we are moving ahead in economic field".

The prime minister then said three days ago when he was in Germany somebody had asked him the same question.

"Growing at 7%, India is one of the fastest growing emerging economies in the world", Modi told an audience packed with industrialists from some 60 countries, besides dignitaries like United Nations secretary general António Guterres and Putin. "We have today an annual GDP growth rate of 7%", he added.

"Minimum government, maximum governance and "red carpet instead of red tape" have been the basis of governance reforms in India", Modi said, adding that political will and clear vision were necessary for reforms.

His announcement triggered a furious backlash from global leaders, including the Chinese premier who said Beijing "will steadfastly" implement the Paris climate pact.

"As of today, the US will cease all implementation of the non-binding Paris accord, and the draconian financial and economic burdens the agreement imposes on our country", he said in an address in the White House Rose Garden.

The Prime Minister said he was glad that Mr Putin had publicly said on Thursday that the resolution would be discussed.

He said a digital divide can not be allowed to take root in the society. Modi also mentioned initiatives taken for FDI and for competitiveness.

"Pre-contract preparations are underway on the supplies of S-400 anti-aircraft missile complexes to India", he said. Noting the importance of security for investors, the PM said India's vibrant democracy and use of English go a long way in ensuring a sense of security.

"I have in simple way stated the dream of "new India". In this context he mentioned the success of India's Mars Mission on its first attempt. He said the New India would have youth that are not job seekers but job creators; and can fulfil the global requirements of skilled human resource.

"Fifty cities need metros, 500 cities need solid waste management and drinking water". He spoke of expanding and modernizing the railway network. This was the first time that an Indian prime minister had attended the SPIEF.

All this provides enormous opportunities for investment, he said.

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