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PM invites CEOs to invest in India, invokes surgical strike

26 June 2017

Addressing Indian-Americans at a reception in Virginia, Modi asserted that India has been successful in convincing the world about "the face of terrorism that is destroying peace and normal life" in the country. The Prime Minister addressed a joint sitting of the US Congress to much acclaim.

"The whole world is looking at India".

Modi later tweeted, "Interacted with top CEOs".

The CEOs also expressed support for "Make in India", "Digital India", "Start Up India" and other flagship initiatives of the government.

Several CEOs showed their willingness to be partners in skill development and education initiatives. "Terrorists have themselves explained it to them", said Modi.

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"The US is also pushing India to implement "data exclusivity", a mechanism that will prevent the Indian drug regulatory authority from considering a generic applicant's dossier for marketing approval for the exclusivity term, even when patents no longer apply or exist", added Burry. Pakistan's name is most likely to come up in a discussion about combating extremism, especially noting that the country experienced three massive attacks on June 23 with the country's security apparatus rendered helpless.

"CEOs applaud reform measures and steps taken by the government to improve ease of doing business", Baglay tweeted.

Pichai told reporters after the meeting that they were excited about investing in India.

He said in the last three years, Indias External Affairs Ministry has achieved new heights in human diplomacy.

"It is unlikely that we will sign an agreement with Westinghouse when the prime minister visits the US".

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"Good", said Cook as he emerged out of the meeting.

Responding to a question, Aghi said the H-1B visa issue was not discussed at the meeting. USIBC president Aghi was also present.

Addressing the almost 600 Indian-Americans at a reception organised for him in Virginia, a suburb of Washington DC, he said the Indian Army's surgical strikes against terror training camps in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) on September 29 demonstrated that India can defend its sovereignty and ensure its security whenever required.

The Prime Minister said this requires global partnership, adding, therefore the Indian government is working on principles such as Minimum Government, Maximum Governance.

"Today, as we witness a paradigm shift in the erstwhile global order, an opportunity has emerged for both countries to set new standards in bilateral ties that will be bound by their shared values", USIBC said.

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Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and cabinet ministers were also be present at the event. The premier also said how problems of all magnitude could be tackled with if everyone did yoga for about an hour.

"Aiming to boost the monopoly rights of pharma corporations overseas, the U.S. government is using several tactics to push India to make changes to its drug regulatory system that will restrict generic competition by linking the registration of medicines to their patent status, called patent linkage", said Jessica Burry, Pharmacist for MSF's Access Campaign.