Terming the Indian community as ambassadors of India in Japan, Prime Minister Narendra Mody today urged them to invest in India and to maintain cultural ties with the motherland. Interacting with the Indian Community in Tokyo, he highlighed the achievements of the Government in the last four years.
Prime Minister said that India is continuously working with the spirit of Indian Solutions- Global Applications. He said that India’s model of financial inclusion, especially JAM (Jan DhanYojana, Mobile, Aadhar) trinity and digital transaction model, is now appreciated all over the world.
Prime Minister highlighted India’s hugely successful space program and robust digital infrastructure being built in India. He said that ‘Make in India’ program is making India a Global Hub for Electronics and Automobile Manufacturing.
Prime Ministere ephasized on the Japanese contribution in creating smart infrastructure for building a ‘New India’. He urged the Indian community to strive hard to continuously improve the relations between India and Japan.
Later, addresing the ‘Make in India: India-Japan partnership in Africa and digital partnership’ seminar, in Tokyo, he explained how the Union Government is focused on improving ease of doing business, and ease of living for the citizens. He expressed happiness at the large presence of Japanese companies in India.
Noting that Japan has been a partner in many important industrial projects in India, the Prime Minister explained the strength of India’s economic performance over the last four years. He said India is today the fastest growing major economy. He mentioned other major transitions in the Indian economy, including the move from informal to formal economy, digital transactions and GST etc.
The Prime Minister said that India’s rising economy, fast growing middle class and young demography offer many new opportunities to Japanese investors. In this context, he mentioned low cost manufacturing, IT industry, and electric mobility, among other sectors.
The Prime Minister emphasized on the shared values between India and Japan. He said that both countries would look to develop stronger development partnerships in other parts of the world, including the Indo Pacific, South Asia and Africa.