During his visit to London the members of the Indian Ladies in the United Kingdom (ILUK), shared him a special message which says – ‘Beta Padhao, Beti Bachao’. The group consists of first-generation Indian women from different Indian sub-continent.
Poonam Joshi – the founder of the group met PM with a special message which outlines their aspirations for India. This beautiful box was designed by a London based artist and ILUK member Komal Hoskotti.
She further explained that ILUK aims to share the message that is important for every girl child, friends, and peers. After the meeting, Mr. Modi shared that message in an election rally in Madhya Pradesh. He called on families to educate their sons and to make them more responsible for treating the girls around them.
The founder said – “As a mother of three boys, there is no greater duty for me than to educate my sons, not just to have amazing jobs in the future but to respect and empathize with their female counterparts. I was born and raised in India, so I understand the inequality that has become second nature for us – not just on the part of men but the women who turn a blind eye to inequality. That has to stop”
ILUK shared their meeting with a PM on the social media –
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During their meeting with PM, the group also highlighted the challenges faced by them in the UK. The government too has helped in introducing a number of measures to NRI’s regarding strict laws governing spousal abandonment.
While the bilateral talks between the leaders Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping did not show the prickly issues; this clearly does not indicate that India would soften its position on Pakistan terrors.
Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj while attending the meeting in Beijing said –
“Our fight against terrorism should not only seek to eliminate terrorists but should also take strong measures against states that encourage, support and finance terrorism and provide sanctuary to terrorists and terror groups.”
Well, she didn’t clearly call out the name of Pakistan, but the hint was more than enough. She repeatedly said that the comprehensive convention on International terror should be established and security co-operation within SCO strengthened.
According to the sources, the Wuhan Summit will only focus on the positives of the India-China relationship. The Modi government is still waiting for the results of the upcoming elections in Pakistan before considering Islamabad. Sources also revealed that China has already examined the action on terrorism in Pakistan before agreeing to the summit between the two leaders.
The Wuhan summit between the leaders could be as important as the one between Rajiv Gandhi and Deng Xiaoping in 1988, the Chinese media said today. Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping will have an informal summit in Wuhan on 27th and 28th April to improve cordial relations and discuss the global issues of mutual concern.
The official newspaper said that this meeting is expected to live up to its billing similar to the meeting held in 1989 between Deng Xiaoping and Rajiv Gandhi.
The China daily said that both Beijing and New Delhi hope for something substantial from the upcoming two-day meeting. The announcement was made on Sunday after talks between State Councilor Wang Yi and visiting Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
China and India cooled down soon after the Dokalam standoff; this clearly indicates the strong foundation for ties. Both the countries have better economic development than other countries and both are independent.
The tabloid attached to the ruling Communist Party of China’s official publications said.
“While third parties may profit from a deteriorating China-India relationship, the two countries themselves will not. They should be vigilant of others seeking to benefit at the expense of their friendly relations and recalibrate their relationship so it serves more constructive purposes.”
This would be PM Narendra Modi’s fourth visit to China after his win in 2014. Mr. Modi and Xi Jinping will hold an informal summit in Wuhan’s city on 27 and 28th April. This announcement was made by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj And her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi yesterday.
His visit for the bilateral summit would be a big step in enhancing relations between the countries over the Dokalam standoff. Both the leaders are expected to spend time in talking about the global and domestic scenarios and issues like border dispute.
Swaraj also disclosed that Beijing had agreed on the sharing of the data flow of water in the Sutlej and Brahmaputra rivers.
This Wuhan summit is expected to revive the ties between the countries. Swaraj who already reached Beijing will attend the SCO foreign ministers on Tuesday; later will meet the foreign ministers of Russia, Tajikistan, Pakistan, and Uzbekistan.
Wang described his 4th visit to China as a ‘new starting point’ in the countries relationship. This will be his first meeting with Xi Jinping after a faceoff in Doklam. It is also expected that Jinping will seek Modi’s support in the tasks he has in his hand, which deals with the rising antagonism from Trump over many issues.
A report from Berlin says that PM Modi last night said he had a wonderful meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and have discussed various reports on bilateral cooperation and global issues. He met Angela after completing his visit to UK where he discussed and attended the CHOGM and held a series of meetings.
It was his last visit on the three-nation tour to the UK, Sweden, and Germany.
He tweeted – “Had a wonderful meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel. We discussed multiple aspects relating to India-Germany cooperation as well as other global issues.”
Both Angela and Modi discussed more ways to strengthen the bond between the countries and his visit demonstrates India’s desire to strengthen the partnership.
PM Modi yesterday launched his commonwealth outreach through meetings with leaders of Africa, Pacific Islands, and Indian Ocean Region. Modi plans to place India in the key position in the grouping where China is absent.
Earlier, Queen Elizabeth II opened the summit and in the speech described the group as ‘growing stronger year by year’.
She said – It is my sincere wish that the Commonwealth will continue to offer stability and continuity for future generations – and will decide that one day the Prince of Wales will carry on the important work started by my father in 1949.
Maritime cooperation was the main theme of his discussion with Mauritius and Seychelles leaders. Apart from this, some of the Commonwealth leaders who once had deliberations with Mr. Modi during the CHOGM included Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, and Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina. PM Modi also announced a slew of funds for building projects for countries in a grouping.
PM Narendra Modi touched various important points ranging from 2016 surgical strikes to the recent rape case in Kathua, Unao. He gave a clear warning to Pakistan and asserted that the country will not tolerate those who prefer terror and is all set to give back strong answers.
He said that he is not against criticism but to criticize one should come strong with proper research and facts, but what happens is the allegation.
He also talked about 40 lakh senior citizens who have given up the concession in the reservation of railway tickets. With many rape cases around Mr. Modi said that there should no politics in this case.
He also said that India only believes in peace and can give strong answers to the terrors. He also detailed about the importance of people in a democracy while disclosing the goals achieved by the country. Both May and Mr. Modi discussed a UK-India tech partnership which will nurture thousands of jobs and investment in both the countries. After addressing event in London, he will attend a dinner hosted by UK PM Theresa May for the leaders.
PM Narendra Modi in Sweden while addressing the Indian Diaspora said his government has been committed to removing poverty and has been using the empowerment as tools to reach towards the goal. He further said that the country is going through a change, and government in India is working 24 hours for the country’s prestige and is taking it to new levels.
Modi said – “In the last four years, the government has worked for building a developed and inclusive India. It has worked for creating a New India by 2022.”
Swedish PM Mr. Lofven said he really values Sweden partnership with India. He appreciates the Indian people for their contribution to the Nordic country. Modi also details India’s entry into the export control regimes of Wassenaar Arrangement, and the Missile Technology Control Regime as an epitome of India’s increasing stature at the global level. It has now become easier to do business in India and the country has also jumped 42 ranks in the business index. He said that Jan Dhan Yojna, mobile technology has created benefit in the transfer facility.
It was headlined that Indian PM Narendra Modi will fly to Stockholm, Sweden for a two-day visit, to have his upcoming meetings with Swedish PM Stefan Lofven. The PM Modi has now reached the place will be attending the India-Nordic summit today. It is expected that PM’s of Finland, Denmark, Iceland, and Norway will also show their presence.
He reached Sweden late night on 9:30 p.m. and embarked on his visit as a part of the India-Nordic summit. Later in the day, he will sign bilateral agreements by a press conference, around 1:30 p.m.
After the meeting, he will be visiting the UK, Germany on 20th April while on his way back. Post the summit, he will meet Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin and both the leaders then exchange the views on regional and global issues.
Both India and Sweden are expecting some good results from the Indo-Nordic conference, with different nations including Denmark Iceland, Norway, Finland, and Sweden. PM Modi will travel to Stockholm for a meeting and the first Indo-Nordic conference. Both the countries will mutually sign a security agreement which is prerequisite for Sweden to share the technology with India. The agreement has been read and will be signed during his visit.
PM Narendra Modi will reach Stockholm by Monday and will stay overnight, next day i.e. on Tuesday he will call on the king of Sweden before the formal delegation talks. After concluding the meeting with industry captains he will have bilateral summits with other countries.
It would be the first time that both India and Denmark will be put behind the uncomfortable phase in the ties for a level meeting. PM Modi is very keen to foster the ties with the Nordic countries.