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.
Here are the Highlights on PM Modi's Singapore visit :
- 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
Prof. Tommy Koh, former diplomat of Singapore was handed over the Padma Shri award by PM @narendramodi in the presence of Singaporean PM @leehsienloong. The award was announced in January 2018 on the occasion of silver jubilee of India ASEAN partnership and our Republic Day. pic.twitter.com/GwLETF62gI- Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) June 1, 2018
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."
- 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.
- 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
- 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
Close ties rooted in commercial, cultural and people to people links. PM @narendramodi called on President of Singapore Halimah Yacob. Two leaders exchanged views to strengthen bilateral relations and explored further cooperation in the flagship initiatives of the Government. pic.twitter.com/N0edvdhXoU- Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) June 1, 2018
#WATCH PM Narendra 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. pic.twitter.com/BS8hurWlTx- ANI (@ANI) June 1, 2018