Edited by Abhishek Chakraborty
| Tuesday January 23, 2018, Davos / New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a keynote speech at the plenary session of the World Economic Forum in Davos today. PM Modi's was the opening speech of this years World Economic Forum or WEF meet. Prime Minister Modi, the first Indian prime minister to attend the WEF in Davos since Deve Gowda in 1997, had said before his speech that he "looks forward to sharing my vision for India's future engagement with the international community". The top annual global business meet was attended by 70 head of states. 38 heads of major international organisations such as the WTO, the IMF and the World Bank, and nearly 2,000 CEOs including over 100 from India will be present at the summit. Yesterday, India hosted a welcome reception for the global elite who have come to Davos to attend the annual World Economic Forum meet. During the announcement of the official programme, the WEF said that this years summit will see the largest-ever engagement of global leaders. India too has come to Davos with its largest-ever delegation.