Prime Minister Narendra Modi concluded his 3-day visit to Canada by addressing the official dinner hosted by the Canadian PM Stephen Harper in Vancouver. PM Modi now heads back home after a successful tri-nation visit to France, Germany and Canada.
PM Narendra Modi Returns Home After 3-Nation Tour
Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to New Delhi early this morning after a three-nation tour of France, Germany and Canada during which a number of key agreements were signed, including the supply of 36 Rafale fighter jets by France and uranium from Canada.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have a stop-over in Frankfurt, Germany, on his way back to India from Canada.
I leave Canada with immense satisfaction. This visit will further enhance India-Canada ties. A big thanks to the people of Canada: PM Modi
PM Modi and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper with security personnel at the airport.
PM Modi's concludes his tri-nation visit. He thanked the people of Canada for their love and hospitality. He also thanked 'dear friend' Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister of Canada.
It is not a historical visit because an Indian PM has come here on a stand-alone bilateral visit after 42 years, but because even after these 42 years the interval just melted away in a moment: PM Modi
It is not the distance you travel, but destination that you seek, it is for this reasons that this will be a memorable visit for me: PM Modi
I believe Canada and India will continue to walk together, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the official dinner hosted by PM Stephen Harper in Vancouver.
Canada has faced terrorism with fierce resistance: PM Modi
Thank you PM Harper, thank you Canada. I shall remember this visit for as long as I live, says PM Modi.
We recognise India's contributions to world economy: Canadian PM Stephen Harper
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper addresses a gathering in Vancouver, speaks about Swami Vivekananda.
Supreme Court of India gave a definition for Hinduism, they said its not a religion but a way of life: PM Modi.
"Greetings from 1.2 billion Indians to the 1.2 million Canadians," says Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Lakshmi Narayan Temple.
PM Narendra Modi addresses the supporters at Laxmi Narayan Temple in Vancouver.
Relationship between India & Canada is most natural: Canadian PM Stephen Harper at Lakshmi Narayan Temple in Vancouver.
PM Narendra Modi arrives at Laxmi Narayan Temple in Vancouver.
God gave us an opportunity. It is our duty to fill it with colors of mankind and serve the humanity for its betterment.
We reconstructed the gurudwara in traditional design, the way the gurudwara was when Guru Nanak Dev was there: PM Modi at Gurudwara in Vancouver.
"India is respected in Canada because of the Sikh community living here," says PM Modi at Gurudwara in Vancouver.
"I am related to you by blood," PM Modi Tells Sikh community at Gurudwara Khalsa Diwan in Vancouver
- Many Sikh youngsters devoted themselves to the freedom struggle taking inspiration from Bhagat Singh.
- I share a blood relation with you because when Guru Nanak Dev Ji chose the 'Panj Pyaare', one of them was from Gujarat.
- Wherever we are, let us do things that bring pride to our nation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at the Gurudwara Khalsa Diwan along with Canadian PM Stephen Harper in Vancouver.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for Vancouver for the last leg of his Canada visit.
"Demand to do business with India has gone up exponentially; India now on top of our list", Canadian investors tell PM Modi during roundtable meeting.
Business before breakfast PM Modi meets bankers, pension fund managers and pitches for investments from Canada.
For those of you who missed the Prime Ministers address to the Indian diaspora in Toronto, watch the full speech here:
PM Modi and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper during a one-on-one conversation. Canada has decided to supply uranium to India for 5 years under a landmark nuclear deal signed during PM Modi's visit. India and Canada have signed a range of agreements. These include cooperation on civil aviation & space, rail transportation, skills development & higher education among others. Prime Minister Modi's visit marks a new high in relations between the two nations.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper (c) and his wife Laureen Harper (r) along with PM Modi on stage at the start of the Indian diaspora event in Toronto. India and Canada signed a range of agreements earlier in the day marking a new high in the relationship between the two nations. PM Modi is the first prime minister on a bilateral visit to Canada in 42 years.
More photographs of the cultural programme at the start of Indian diaspora event in Toronto. The programme showcased India's cultural diversity and rich heritage.
The cultural programme at the start of the Indian diaspora event in Toronto. PM Modi addressed the Indian community in Canada. He spoke extensively about the changes that his government is bringing about and the strength of a young and rising India. He and Canadian PM Stephen Harper have signed a range of agreements earlier in the day.
The ice hockey arena in Toronto was sold-out as thousands attended the Indian diaspora event where Prime Minister Modi addressed the gathering. A programme showcasing India's cultural diversity and rich heritage marked the start of the event.
PM Modi waves at the crowd as they cheer him at the beginning of his address to the Indian Diaspora earlier today.
PM Modi interacts with the people who attended the Indian Diaspora event at the Toronto ice hockey arena earlier today.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Toronto ice hockey arena earlier today
PM Modi waves at the crowd assembled in Ricoh Coliseum after his speech.
PM Modi ends his speech thanking the crowd, asks them to chant Bharat Mata Ki Jai along with him.
E-migrate portal has been started to meet complaints and online applications, no need to go to immigraton offices.
In 2012-13, the government used to buy LED bulbs for Rs 350 each; we buy one LED bulb for Rs 85. Is this not honesty and transparency?
The nation of Gandhi that has never been an aggressor, we used to go begging for reactors.
No one wanted to give us nuclear reactors, thinking what if we make bombs? Ironically people who make bombs are not stopped.
Now we have an agreement with a French company and it'll be made in India. We need Uranium for the reactors and that we will get from Canada.
No dearth of talent in India. We are the first country to reach Mars in its first attempt.
Our Mars mission cost less than what it takes to make a Hollywood film... our cost worked out to be less than an auto-rickshaw ride in any Indian city at Rs 7 per kilometer.
We need to instill dignity of labour. Till it becomes our nature, we will not be able to do with pride what the world expects of us: PM Modi.
Earlier India was known as ' Scam India', we want it should be known for 'Skill India'
India is a young country - that is our biggest resource. 80 crore youth, 80 crore dreams, 160 crore strong hands. What can we not achieve?
In all developed nations, the populations are ageing fast. When they need young workforce, by 2030, they will look towards India.
Development is the solution to all our problems. India has the strength but needs opportunity.
President Kalam used to talk about a "positive column" in newspapers, today it is finally happening.
There is a new atmosphere of trust in our nation; PM Modi tells Indian community in Toronto.
Jinko gandagi karni thi, gandagi karke chaley gaye, hum safai karke jayengey: PM Modi in Toronto
Not that only the Government has changed. 'Jan Man' has changed. We say Jan Gana Man Adhinayak -- that Jan Man has changed
I congratulate them for opening 14 crore bank accounts - that is thrice the population of Canada and that too in 100 days.
10 months back the government in India changed, now I can say ethos of the people has changed: PM Modi in Ricoh Coliseum
Experience of working with Canada has always been very good since the time I was Gujarat's chief minister. Canada had partnered with Gujarat in 2003.
The decisions we have taken today have been taken in a friendly atmosphere. Our association is going to be a long and fruitful one.
India plus Canada, can you imagine the strength this partnership has: PM Modi in Toronto
I have come to Toronto earlier. No one knew me then, but even then I was showered with love.
Reached here last night, will leave tomorrow. But I will never forget Canada's love for me.
Narendra Modi was not the reason Indians made a mark here, you (Indians in Canada) are the reason Indians have made a mark here.
I want to thank the PM of Canada and the people of this nation. Canada has welcomed me with immense enthusiasm
But this honour isn't for Narendra Modi but for the 125 crore people of India
He wishes the people on Baisakhi in Punjabi- and of course a 'kem cho'
PM Modi begins his speech, calls the Canadian PM Stephen Harper his 'param mitra'
When Narendra Modi was the chief minister of Gujarat, we extended the hand of friendship long before others. He is striving to make India 'vishwa guru' (teacher of the world)
Canada is home to one of the most successful Indian communities anywhere in the world
India and Canada's friendship is a friendship we truly value: Canadian PM Stephen Harper
Canadian PM Stephen Harper addresses Indian diaspora
PM Modi at Toronto's Ricoh Coliseum where he will address the Indian diaspora shortly
Nearly 10,000-strong crowd gathers at Toronto's Ricoh Colosieum ahead of PM Modi's address to the Indian diaspora.
Singer Sukhwinder Singh perform at the cultural event in Canada's Ricoh Coliseum.
Cultural performance before PM Modi to address Indian community in Toronto.
Cultural event at Toronto's Ricoh Coliseum ahead of PM Modi's address to the Indian diaspora
Supporters gather outside the Ricoh Coliseum to hear PM Modi speak in Toronto
PM Modi and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper (R) with Foreign Secretary Dr. S Jaishankar (C)
PM Modi and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper (R) with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval (C)
PM Modi in Tete-a-tete with the honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada at Parliament Hill, Ottawa.
PM Modi signing the 'Distinguished Visitors Book' of the Senate and the House of Commons of Canada.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was given a ceremonial welcome in Ottawa earlier today.
Canada and India have been cooperating more and more on international issues... we have deepened the discussion and sharing between our intelligence agencies and this will continue.
Canada and India not only share values and institutions, but also share opportunities and threats. So we will continue to deepen our cooperation: Canadian PM Stephen Harper
All those who believe in Humanism should unite to fight against terrorism. The world has now realised that terrorism has no geographical boundaries: PM Modi on attack on Canadian Parliament.
Everyone - World Bank, IMF or Moody's - says India is the fastest growing economy. We want to make India a manufacturing hub. And to do that we need raw material that Canada has: PM Modi
Things are changing in India. India is seen as fastest growing economy.
Trade negotiations are never easy, nothing about India that would preclude us from being able to ultimately conclude negotiations but PM Modi and I are determined to move forward.
PM Modi and I are determined to move forward (on India-Canada trade partnership). I am really delighted to see this particular trade deal (on supplying Uranium) moving forward.
You may have observed the World ratings of International agencies which say India is fastest growing economy of World: PM Modi
PM Modi and I are celebrating the signing of a range of agreement. These include cooperation on civil aviation & space, rail transportation, skills development & higher education among others: Canadian PM Harper
We both recognize the peace and stability in West Asia will make us safer at home.
Ours is a natural partnership of shared values. It is an economic partnership of immense mutual benefit.
This visit will be the springboard of a new strategic partnership between our two democracies.
Ours is a strategic partnership which can address many of our shared global challenges.
I look forward to our continuing partnership in G20.
Canadian citizens eligible now for 10-year Indian Visa.
The agreement on procurement of uranium from Canada for our civilian nuclear power plants launches a new era of bilateral cooperation (Canada has agreed to supply uranium to India for the next 5 years).
We have made rapid progress in long-pending agreements.
Prime Minister Harper and I are committed to establish a new framework for economic partnership.
Canada has the potential to be a key partner in every area of India's national development priority.
The vision and leadership of Prime Minister Harper changed the course of our relations.
Conscious of the significance of this visit... we are two major democracies with deeply shared values.
I am delighted to visit this beautiful country and charming city.
I attach the highest importance to India's relations with Canda: PM Modi
Canada ready to deepen cooperation with India in science, defence and space technology: Canandian PM Stephen Harper.
1.2 million Canadians today can trace their roots to India. We are encouraging closer people to people links.
Candanian PM Stephen Harper says 'PM Modi you are among friends here.'
This is a growing relationship. Trade potential between our countries is enormous: Stephen Harper on India-Canada ties.
Your visit indicates the strong friendship between Canada and India: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to PM Narendra Modi at the joint press meet.
PM Modi's ceremonial welcome in Ottawa.
Before his ceremonial welcome, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on Canada's Governor General David Johnston at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Canadian PM Stephen Harper at the ceremonial welcome.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi given a ceremonial welcome in Ottawa, Canada
PM Modi in Canada; Toronto Promises a Welcome to Match Madison Square
Narendra Modi is the first Indian prime minister in over 42 years to visit Canada, which has a sizeable Indian community.
Apart from interactions with Indians - a public welcome in Toronto is billed to be on the lines of his famous Madison Square address in New York last year - PM Modi's three-day visit will aim at securing a deal for the import of uranium and improving visa facilities for Indo-Canadians.
PM Narendra Modi Reaches Canada to Focus on Energy, Investments
Marking the first standalone bilateral visit in 42 years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived today in Canada where the focus will be on setting a "trajectory" in ties through cooperation in energy, including civil nuclear, and attracting trade and technology for India's development.
A significant aspect of the three-day visit will be Modi's meeting with top officials of Canada's Pension Fund with focus on inviting them to India.
PM Modi at the Berlin airport before leaving for Canada.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi left Germany and is on his way to Ottawa, Canada.
I thank Chancellor Merkel again, for the warm welcome that has been given to me.
The spread of terrorism is growing and its character is changing. The threat is coming close to us across every region of the world. We need a comprehensive global strategy to deal with this global challenge.
India is a country which has never been an aggressor. Our culture and traditions are dedicated to peace. India is the land of Mahatma Gandhi, Gautam Buddha.
We should aim is to isolate countries that promote terrorism, harbour terrorists.
The way the world is sensitive about nuclear weapons, it should be sensitive about terrorism and those nations that harbour terrorists.
When we used to tell the world about terrorism 25 years ago, some people would tell us it is a law and order problem. Now the world has realised what terrorism is.
Terrorism needs to be defined. I urge the United Nations to pass a pending resolution that will define terrorism.
Germany's strength is manufacturing. India's workforce that will be trained in the manufacturing sector can become the world's workforce.
I eagerly look forward to German Chancellor Angela Merkel;s visit to India in September this year.
We also discussed international issues in our meeting. We believe that Europe's economic growth and peace in this region is important for world economy and peace.
I believe India and Germany are two countries that must have a permanent place in the UN Security Council.
Renewable energy and energy efficiency is an important aspect, Germany is helping us in that endeavour.
We have decided to develop a mechanism for German companies for their ease of business (in India).
Germany is known for its skill development, which is a priority area for us. There is a lot we can learn from Germany.
The enthusiasm of Chancellor Merkel and the German industry is very encouraging.
It is natural that when we are thinking of 'Make in India' we are thinking about cooperation with Germany.
The king on land - Lion, and the king of the skies - Eagle, will form a good partnership.
With an open mind we have discussed India-Germany ties.
I thank Chancellor Merkel for the warm welcome that has been given to me.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at a joint press conference in Berlin with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel greets Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a ceremonial welcome in Berlin.
The color of your passport may have changed... but I promise it will not affect the nature of our relations - PM Modi to Indian Diaspora in Berlin.
Indians treat nature as God... we should ask the world about climate change. We believe exploitation of nature is a crime.
In less than it takes to make a Hollywood film, Indians can go to Mars.
India has everything that is needed to become the world's manufacturing hub. India has the youngest population in the world.
"There are no greater ambassadors of 'Incredible India' than you are," PM Modi tells Indian community at reception in Berlin.
What does India not have to offer to the world's service needs? India has the power to attract the whole world's service sector.
PM Modi in Berlin:
India needs balanced growth. We need to balance 3 things - agriculture, manufacturing and service sector.
India was slave when Industrial Revolution took place. But when the IT revolution came, we were ready. Our youth has astonished the world in IT revolution. They are showing India the world through mouse and keyboard.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at the community reception in Berlin hosted by India's ambassador to Germany Vijay Gokhale
- India was a part of the Hannover fair this time.
- I went around and visited many stalls at the Hannover Fair with Madam Chancellor.
- One technology can be used in various fields and Indians are an expert at this.
- Our mothers and sisters make pizza, Chinese, Mexican dishes, even if they give it an Indian touch.
- We are experts at giving our own touch to things.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at the Siemens Technical Academy in Berlin
'India is a Changed Country Now,' Says PM Narendra Modi to Germany
"India is a now changed country... our regulatory regime is much more transparent, responsive and stable," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in Hannover, Germany today, promising investors that his government is working on a "war footing" to improve the business environment further.
PM Modi at the Business Summit in Germany