India is open for business and the top priority for his government was reforms in governance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told a group of more than 40 top executives of the US.
The dinner was preceded by a series of one-on-one meetings between a group of top CEOs and PM Modi.
Among them was Mike Bloomberg, business tycoon and former mayor of New York, Ajay Banga, CEO of Mastercard and the head of US-India Business Council and Marillyn Hewson, chairman of the aerospace and defence giant Lockheed Martin Corporation.
"Reform in governance is my No. 1 priority. We are for simplified procedures, speedy decision making, transparency & accountability," PM Modi said.
The Prime Minister also held a round table with the heads of the US media sector, where he said India was "committed" to protecting Intellectual Property Rights.
The session focused on leveraging India's growth story through technology and communication.