Modi's major foreign visits: what they yielded

September 28, 2015 04:30 pm | Updated December 04, 2021 11:33 pm IST

From wooing investors in Germany and >UAE to inking several trade pacts with the Australian and Japanese governments, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been racking up his >frequent flyer miles quite a bit.

Here, we take a look at some of the major announcements and partnerships that resulted from his visits.

>September 2015 - USA

Air India's direct flight from Delhi to San Fransico will fly three times a week.

Makes a pitch for Digital India to provide internet access to all villages in the country

>May 2015 - China

For enhanced border defence cooperation, a "hotline" to work between the Military Headquarters

China will open a new Consulate General in Chennai, India will open one in Chengdu

ISRO and China space agency to sign Space Cooperation Outline for Deep Space Exploration

>April 2015 - Germany

Hard sells the ‘Make in India’ campaign by wooing German industries.

Inaugurates the India Pavillion at Hanover Messe, the world’s largest industrial fair

>November 2014 - Australia

India and Australia sign five pacts on social security, transfer of sentenced prisoners, combating narcotics trade, tourism, and Arts.

Establish framework for security cooperation

Visa on arrival for Australian tourists

>September 2014 - USA

Lifelong visas for the Indian diaspora; visas on arrival for US tourists

Makes a pitch for ‘Clean India’ aka Swach Bharat Mission that includes the cleaning of the Ganga

>August-September 2014 - Japan

Signs pact to develop Varanasi on the lines of Kyoto ‘smart city’

Japan promises investments worth $35 billion to India over the next five years.

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