Narendra Modi gifts Indian tea to US CEOs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday gifted famous Indian tea to the captains of 11 large American corporations.

PTI| Updated: Sep 29, 2014, 22:14 PM IST

New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday gifted famous Indian tea to the captains of 11 large American corporations.

The signature gift box containing three famous tea of India - Darjling, Assam and Nilgiri - was presented by the Prime Minister after he hosted a breakfast meeting for them.

Those present at the breakfast meeting were Indian-origin PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, Citigroup chief Michael Corbat, Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga, Cargill's President and CEO David W MacLennan, Caterpillar's Douglas Oberhelman, AES' Andres Gluski, Merck's Kenneth Frazier, Co-founder and Co-CEO of Carlyle Group David Rubenstein, Hospira's Michael Ball and Warburg Pincus' Charles Kaye.

The over one-hour-long breakfast meet was followed by one-on-one meetings with six CEOs of Boeing, KKR, BlackRock, IBM, General Electric and Goldman Sachs.