New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who this week returned from a three-nation, 10-day tour, on Friday said that the world was looking at India with enthusiasm.
“During these bilateral meetings (in Myanmar, Australia and Fiji), I noticed one thing - that the world is looking at India with renewed respect and immense enthusiasm! I see a global community that is tremendously keen to engage with India,” PM Modi said in a blog post.
He said the world leaders were also optimistic about the ‘Make in India’ initiative.
“Numerous leaders I met were very optimistic about our ‘Make in India’ initiative and are keen to come to India and be a part of the extensive and diverse opportunities India has to offer.
“I see this as a positive sign, one that will bring several opportunities to India’s youth and give them the right exposure that will make them shine. Such exposure has become imperative keeping in mind the pace at which the world is developing. Several world leaders also showed keenness on our plans to create ‘Next Gen Infrastructure’ and smart cities,” the PM noted in his blog.
The PM said the world has also taken note of the issue of black money.
“At the G-20 Summit, India placed the issue of existence and repatriation of black money at the forefront of the world community. I am glad that the world community took note of this because this is an issue that does not selectively affect one nation. The menace of black money has the potential to destabilize world peace and harmony. Black money also brings with it terrorism, money laundering and narcotics trade.”
Modi said he had also been touched by the affection from the Indian community.
“Be it in Myanmar, Australia and Fiji, I will not be able to describe their warmth in words. I could see that they were proud of India and of the changes happening in India. I could see dreams and expectations in their eyes,” Modi said, while assuring, “As I said during the Indian community programme in Sydney, we are fully aware of the expectations and we will leave no stone unturned in creating the India of their dreams.”