Prime Minister Narendra Modi met leading Canadian CEOs on Thursday after meeting Canadian bankers and pension fund managers including CEO of TD Bank Group, Bharat Masrani, earlier in the day as part of his push for attracting investments to India.
“More of business is good 4 business. PM @narendramodi & Canadian @pmharper address meeting of leading Canadian CEOs,” Syed Akbaruddin, external affairs ministry spokesman, tweeted. Canada is the last leg of Modi’s three-nation tour, during which he has pushed the ambitious “Make in India” initiative and signed several agreements, including a deal on the supply of uranium to power India’s civilian nuclear program.
Canadian investors seemed to have warmed up to the prospects of doing business with India. “Demand to do business with India has gone up exponentially; India now on top of our list-Canadian investors to PM,” Akbaruddin tweeted. Modi arrived in Toronto from Ottawa on Wednesday and addressed a 10,000-strong crowd of Indo-Canadians.
On Thursday, he also visited the memorial of the victims of the Air India flight 182 that was bombed in 1985.