Published: Wed, April 18, 2018

PM VISIT: India, Sweden agree on innovation partnership

PM VISIT: India, Sweden agree on innovation partnership

Modi arrived here in the capital of Sweden, the first bilateral visit by an Indian premier to the Nordic nation in 30 years. The letter mentioned that to deflect attention from these concerns and growing "Hindu radicalisation", it was widely reported in the Indian media, following briefings by Indian officials that a "dossier" on "radicalisation" of British Sikhs was on the agenda when Cameron and Modi met.

At the City Hall, Prime Minister Modi exhorted top Swedish CEOs to invest in India and participate in India's flagship initiatives.

Both Prime Ministers expressed their commitment to support and strengthen global export control, non-proliferation and disarmament objectives and looked forward to close cooperation in these areas. Apart from Modi, his counterparts of Finland, Norway, Denmark, and Iceland leaders will also take part in the summit.

And after that, he is slated to attend this year's Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London to be held on April 19-20.

"They discussed global security, including cyber security, based on their shared values of human rights, democracy and the rule of law, and their commitment to uphold the rules-based worldwide system". In the recent past, European countries have been a target of terrorism and violent extremism.


The bilateral summit here was additionally significant for the opportunity it afforded both sides to discuss Sweden's interest in proposing the Saab Group's Gripen-E single-engine jet fighter for the Indian Air Force, as a Request for Information had been issued earlier this month to Stockholm. The Nordic region countries are similar in terms of socio-economic status and industrialisation. "We are also looking at leveraging their expertise in the areas of food processing, renewable energy, and so on", she said.

"We have chose to strengthen relations as far as cyber security is concerned", the prime minister announced.

"Prime Minister Modi and the Finnish PM are meeting after nearly two years". The two leaders had a productive exchange of views on bilateral and regional issues. For example, Nordic countries have expertise in vocational education and clean technology; these are some areas of interest. The two Prime Ministers also interacted with business leaders and talked about trade and business ties. "On the one hand, Modi talks about bringing people together and of "Bharat Ki Baat, Sabke Saath", but on the other hand his cohorts RSS storm troopers continue to brazenly defy the law unleashing violence on Dalits and religious minorities", a Caste Watch UK spokesperson said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Sweden India's natural partner in Make in India project, saying Stockholm's increasing contribution in India's development was "a proud moment" for all of us.

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