RIYADH: India has strengthened its economy despite the adverse global conditions and has ignited a "new hope" in the world, with some describing it as a "bright star", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Saturday.
He said India has a lot to give to the world, particularly in terms of talented workforce with modern skills, and his government is working in this direction with the mantra of 'sabka sath, sabka vikas' (with all, development for all).
Addressing a gathering of Indian community here on the first day of his two-day visit, Modi said India was earlier "one of the countries" in the world but now it has become "very important country".
"Despite adverse conditions globally, India has strengthened its economy ... Today, India is progressing economically and the world is looking at us...The country of over a crore people can do a lot," he said.
The Prime Minister said that India has ignited "new hope" and "new excitement" because of its democratic values and the government's mantra of 'sabka sath, sabka vikas'.
He said the World Bank and all the rating agencies say that the economic development in India has generated a "ray of hope" and some say India is a "bright star".
Oh please dont start again... No one is buying Indian story now, foreign investors just want to invest to earn money out of Indian markets. Dint get misled by such hopeless investors who will invest / earn out of any country in the world.
A monkey is on world tour !!!!! He is the prime minister of upper caste Hindus and baniyas of Hindi speaking north India only. Apart from them most of the Indians hates him.
yes..we are going to steer the global economy
Why such large Indian diaspora if there was any hope left in India ???
India has become great suddenly when Feku has come to power. Feku always in self praise mode. Shamelessly.
This guy is awesome! Eloquent speaker!
Feku talking like all the progress in india has come in the last 2 years. Country has grown incremently. Big strides made in between in last 30 years.
This guy talks too much, takes selfies, travels around the world with Indian tax payers money, and mostly talk rubbish! Tell him to accomplish something, it's already been two years with zero results. What has he done that makes him awesome from your scam-filled Congress rule? Both are the same. This one talks 24h a days, the other PM never opened his mouth - that's the only difference.
Congress looted the nation for 60 years and crippled our development. Modiji is the only hope for the country's progress and development.