PM Modi leaves for Sweden

  • PM Modi leaves for Sweden

PM Modi leaves for Sweden

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a five-day visit to Sweden and Britain, and attend two multilateral summits - the India-Nordic Summit and the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), officials said Monday.

Last year, Saab had assured it will ensure "full" technology transfer of its Gripen-E fighter jet to India if the company gets the contract to supply a fleet of the combat aircraft to Indian Air Force.

"In post-independent India, this is our darkest hour and we find the response of our government, the leaders of our political parties inadequate and feeble", the letter said.

PM Modi will meet King Carl XVI Gustaf at the Royal Palace in the morning of April 17th, followed by bilateral talks with Löfven and roundtable discussions with the business leaders. On Sunday, the PM said the visit would help deepen bilateral ties with both the countries.

They are demanding answers from Prime Minister Modi about how and why BJP ministers in the Jammu and Kashmir government were standing in support of the rapists of Kathua, and why BJP MLA accused in gang rape case in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh was shielded for so long.

PM Modi is also scheduled to attend the first India-Nordic Summit on April 17, which is an effort to raise relations with the five countries of the region - Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden and Norway. The Nordic countries have globally recognised strengths in clean technologies, environmental solutions, ports modernisation, cold-chains, skill development and innovation.

According to the Europe India Forum, the organisers of Bharat Ki Baat, Sabke Saath event on Wednesday evening, the Prime Minister will address people of all nationalities and backgrounds as questions pour in on social media from far and wide - from the North Pole to New Zealand and Saudi Arabia to San Francisco.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed confidence that his visits to Sweden and United Kingdom will be useful in enhancing India's engagement with these countries. "Nordic competencies fit well with our vision for India's transformation", Modi said. The India-UK CEOs Forum will also take place during this visit.

Officials said Modi would also welcome United Kingdom into the global solar alliance, as its newest member. PM Modi, who leaves for Sweden on April 16, will be making a brief stop in Berlin for a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.