PM @narendramodi outlines strengths of Indian economy and its talented workforce; discusses solar energy, digital connectivity with CEO's— Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) June 7, 2016
Prime Minister talked to the business leaders about business and India-US economic ties as he met top industry leaders in Washington DC.
The men and women behind India and US business were in full attendance and PM arrived to meet the top CEO's.
The list of all the business leaders who were present for the round table meeting with the Prime Minister Modi are:
• Jeff Bezos of Amazon
• Jim Taiclet of American Tower Corportaion
• Uday Shankar of Star India
• Robert Ford of Abbott
• David Dvorak of Zimmer
• David Cordani of Cigna
• Michael Maulik of Sunlink
• Martin Hermann of 8Minute Energy
• Ed Monser of Emerson
• Indra Nooyi of Pepsico
• Ajay Banga of Mastercard
• Charles Kaye of Warburg Pincus
• Tom Donohue of US Chamber of Commerce
• Dilip Shanghvi of Sun Pharmaceuticals
• Habil Khorakiwala of Wockhardt
• Hari Bharitia of Jubilant
• C. P. Gurnani of Tech Mahindra
• Abidali Meemuchwala of Wipro
• Mayillyn Hewson of Lockheed Martin
• Marc Allen of Boeing
• Jose Emeterio Guiterrez of Westinghouse
• Stephen Spengler of Intelsat
• Dan Yergin of IHS and many more.
Making PM feel welcome in US:
Shalab Kumar who is one of the member of the US Congress Welcome Committee for PM Modi wa quoted to have said that, "We are in welcome committee for PM Modi to US Capitol. It will be exciting event where entire Government of US will be present. Phenomenal opportunity for India to extend hand of friendship to America via their chosen representatives. It will be like a red carpet welcome for PM Modi".
Support for PM in US:
Aaron Schlock, former Member of US Congress, was very candid as he fondly talked about him being a fan of PM Modi from PM's days as Gujarat's Chief Minister. He was quoted to have said that, "I met PM Modi many years ago, was a fan and supporter of his work in Gujarat. PM Modi turned Gujarat around; now he is a captain of a larger ship, so we should give him time. He is making progress. Surely Pakistan, surely China are not nearly as dependable as India. So to sell arms and planes to India is a smart play for US".
He further added that, "We tried very hard to allow for the travel permission for Modi. But the resounding victory Indians gave Modi is what did it. President Obama's was one of the first phone calls to him. But many of us who have been with Modi from the beginning know who his true friends are and he knows who his true friends are".
Meeting Defense Secretary:
Before Prime Minister arrived for the round table, US Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter had called on him at Blair House.