Narendra Modi In Singapore Highlights: PM Modi Hails 'Rising East' At Shangri-La Dialogue

PM Modi will deliver the keynote address of the Shangri-La Dialogue, which will be the first time an Indian Prime Minister will address the event.

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Narendra Modi In Singapore Highlights: PM Modi Hails 'Rising East' At Shangri-La Dialogue

PM Modi will deliver the keynote address of the Shangri-La Dialogue today.

New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong and discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation in areas like trade and investment, connectivity, innovation and technology. The two leaders also exchanged views to strengthen bilateral relations and explored further cooperation in the flagship initiatives of the government. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have a number of engagements in his tightly packed schedule on day 2 of his Singapore visit. 

Later in the day, Prime Minister Modi will deliver the keynote address of the Shangri-La Dialogue, which will be the first time an Indian Prime Minister will address the event.

PM Modi arrived in Singapore on the last leg of his three-nation tour on Thursday and addressed the Indian diaspora at a Business and Community Event at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre. "When India opened up to the world and turned to the East, Singapore became a partner and a bridge between India and ASEAN. Political relations between India and Singapore are among the warmest and closest. There are no contests or claims, or doubts," PM Modi said at the event.

Before Singapore, Prime Minister visited Indonesia and Malaysia in a bid to enhance India's relations and engagements with the three countries, who are members of the ASEAN.  


Here are the Highlights on PM Modi's Singapore visit :


Jun 01, 2018
18:32 (IST)
India stands for a free, open, inclusive Indo-Pacific region, which embraces us all in a common pursuit of progress and prosperity: PM Modi.
Jun 01, 2018
18:28 (IST)
Our vision stands for a free, open, inclusive region, which embraces us all in a common pursuit of progress and prosperity: PM Modi
Jun 01, 2018
18:26 (IST)
India and China have displayed maturity and wisdom in managing issues and ensuring a peaceful border, says PM Modi
Jun 01, 2018
18:24 (IST)
I firmly believe that Asia and the world will have a better future when India and China work together in trust and confidence, says PM Modi.
Jun 01, 2018
18:23 (IST)
"No other relationship has as many layers as our relation with China. We are fastest growing economies, our population is expanding": PM Modi
Jun 01, 2018
18:21 (IST)
India-China cooperation is expanding. Trade is growing. And, we have displayed maturity and wisdom in managing issues and ensuring a peaceful border. There is growing intersection in our international presence: PM Modi at Shangri-La Dialogue
Jun 01, 2018
18:18 (IST)
Destiny of the world will deeply influenced by developments in Indo-Pacific region, says PM Narendra Modi at Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore.
Jun 01, 2018
18:15 (IST)
Jun 01, 2018
18:13 (IST)
Singapore is our springboard to ASEAN. It has been, for centuries, a gateway for India to the broader East, says PM Modi
Jun 01, 2018
18:12 (IST)
PM Modi says, "Three years ago in Mauritius, I described our vision in one word -- Sagar. Sagar stands for Securtiy And Growth For All In Region."
Jun 01, 2018
18:10 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi says, "The summit shows testimony of our commitment to ASEAN and act east policy."

He adds, "The mankind looks to the rising east with the promise to see what 21st century holds for the world."
Jun 01, 2018
18:08 (IST)
For thousands of years, Indians have turned to the east, not just to see the sunrise but to spread, says PM Narendra Modi in his address at the Shagri-La Dialogue.
Jun 01, 2018
18:03 (IST)
We are committed to make doing business easier as well as smoother in India: PM Narendra Modi speaks at conference on security cooperation.
Jun 01, 2018
16:44 (IST)
Jun 01, 2018
14:39 (IST)
Jun 01, 2018
14:06 (IST)
Jun 01, 2018
13:58 (IST)
Jun 01, 2018
13:52 (IST)
Interesting pointers from PM Modi's interaction with students at Nanyang Technical University

  • NTU offers a glimpse of the change in the world driven by the youth
  • The world is clear that the 21st century is Asia's century. It is essential to believe in ourselves and know that this is our turn. We must rise to the occasion and take that leadership
  • We must treat every challenge as an opportunity
  • In human history, India and China have dominated global trade for centuries. At the same time, there was no conflict. We must think of furthering connectivity without any conflict
  • Greater use of space technology augurs well for human progress
  • Among the many advantages of space technology is that improves accuracy in weather predictions
  • Space technology helps us in properly mapping our development infrastructure - be it in terms of where do we need more schools, better roads, added hospitals
Jun 01, 2018
13:47 (IST)
Jun 01, 2018
13:42 (IST)
Jun 01, 2018
13:41 (IST)

PM Modi at an exhibition being held at Nanyang Technical University
Jun 01, 2018
12:57 (IST)
Jun 01, 2018
12:29 (IST)
Narendra Modi in Singapore: PM Modi Meets His Singapore Counterpart Lee Hsien Loong, Discusses Economic, Defence Ties
Maritime co-operation, security and peace in the Indo-Pacific region are the key focus areas of ties between India and Singapore, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Singapore counterpart said today. PM Modi is on the last leg of his three-nation tour in South-East Asia."
Jun 01, 2018
12:02 (IST)
PM Modi and Singapore's PM signed 8 agreements in areas of naval cooperation, cyber security, nursing.
Jun 01, 2018
11:29 (IST)
Jun 01, 2018
10:54 (IST)
"Singapore has always been a source of foreign direct investment for India"

  • Singapore has always been a source of foreign direct investment for India and also investments in foreign countries. It has also been a favourite destination for Indian investments abroad.
  • I am happy to note that Indian companies use Singapore as a spring board for not only this country but for the entire ASEAN region. For Singaporean companies, as India progress and develops, opportunities are coming up
  • India and Singapore have had a long-term naval cooperation, I welcome the completion of a logistics agreement between the navies of our countries. In the coming times, dealing with cyber security and extremism and terrorism will be important areas of our cooperation.
  • We both have reaffirmed our views on maritime security and have shown our commitment to a 'Rules Based' order. We have also agreed on the need to maintain an open, stable and fair international trade regime.
  • We agreed that cybersecurity and terrorism are the key areas of focus. We also agreed for a peaceful, open, and friendly maritime environment in the Indo-Pacific region.
Jun 01, 2018
10:51 (IST)
Jun 01, 2018
10:46 (IST)
Relations between India and Singapore have stood the test of time: PM Modi
  • Relations between India and Singapore have stood the test of time
  • Prime Minister Lee and I reviewed our bilateral ties
  • Happy to note Indian companies use Singapore as a spring board
  • under Digital India - we will make data center policy in India 
  • The air traffic between India and Singapore is growing rapidly and both countries will work on the air traffic agreement
  • We also discussed the BHIM app and RuPay to enhance digital payments 
Jun 01, 2018
10:42 (IST)
Jun 01, 2018
10:41 (IST)
PM Modi is speaking at the joint press meet with PM Loong

Jun 01, 2018
10:36 (IST)
PM of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong briefing press

  • Our defence ties have strengthened, our navies have signed an agreement today on logostics cooperation and will also celebrate 25th anniversary of annual Singapore-India maritime bilateral exercise this year
  • We have launched initial link for our payment systems NETS and RuPay. Indian tourists will be able to use their RuPay cards for electronic payments at Changi airport and selected operators across Singapore
  • Our navies have signed an agreement today on logistics cooperation and will also celebrate the 25th anniversary of annual Singapore-India maritime bilateral exercise this year
Jun 01, 2018
10:34 (IST)
Jun 01, 2018
10:09 (IST)

PM Modi meets Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore at the Istana
Jun 01, 2018
09:43 (IST)
PM Modi and his Singaporean counterpart PM Lee Hsien Loong are expected to discuss on defence and strategic cooperation and the emphasis on maritime security and freedom of navigation in the Indo-Pacific.
Jun 01, 2018
09:33 (IST)

PM Narendra Modi meets President of Singapore Halimah Yacob at the Istana
Jun 01, 2018
09:21 (IST)
Jun 01, 2018
09:03 (IST)
PM Modi will hold bilateral delegation level talk in Istana
Jun 01, 2018
08:56 (IST)
Watch: PM Narendra Modi receives a ceremonial welcome at the Istana
Jun 01, 2018
08:50 (IST)

PM Modi receives a ceremonial welcome at the Istana, the office of the President of the Republic of Singapore. Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong also present.
Jun 01, 2018
08:43 (IST)
Jun 01, 2018
08:17 (IST)
PM's schedule for today

(8.30am IST): Ceremonial  Welcome at Istana (Presidential  Palace)
(8.50am): Call on Singapore  President
(9.15am): Meeting with Singapore PM 
(10am): Signing  and Exchange  of MoUs and Press Statements 
(1030am): Official  Lunch hosted by Singapore PM 
(1215pm): Visit to Nanyang  Technical  University 
(5.30pm): Shangri-La Dialogue Keynote Speech  by  PM 
(6.10pm): Dinner hosted at Shangri-La Dialogue by Singapore PM
Jun 01, 2018
08:14 (IST)
Before Singapore, Prime Minister visited Indonesia and Malaysia in a bid to enhance India's relations and engagements with the three countries, who are members of the ASEAN.
Jun 01, 2018
08:14 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have a number of engagements in his tightly packed schedule on day 2 of his Singapore visit. The prime minister will meet country's top officials, including Singaporean President Halimah Yacob and his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong, and sign and exchange a number of MoUs today. 
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