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Narendra Modi in Singapore: What the local media said

By Shubham

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his third visit to Singapore, an Asian economic hub, on Thursday, May 31, for a three-day affair.

Narendra Modi in Singapore: What the local media said

He met Singapore's President Halimah Yakob and Prime Minister Lee Tsien Loong and spoke with the latter over strengthening India-Singapore relations and cooperating more on flagship projects.

They also held delegation-level talks that focussed on trade and investment, connectivity, innovation, technology and strategic cooperation.

Lee, who a month earlier, had praised India's rise as an economic power along with China, said the two countries' defence ties have become stronger and they have also signed an agreement on logistical cooperation. He said India and Singapore will also celebrate the 25th anniversary of the annual maritime bilateral exercise between them this year.

Modi also launched three Indian digital payment apps in Singapore and said the two countries will soon enter an 'Air Service Agreement' soon.

How did the Singapore media view Modi's visit to Singapore?

These are some of the headlines that newspapers of the country came up with:

'PM Lee and PM Modi laud bilateral ties, pledge to deepen FinTech collaborations' by TODAY

'Singapore is a 'city that never fails to inspire': Indian PM Modi' by TODAY

'Singapore, India should step into future together: Modi' by The Straits Times

'Singapore, India to launch third round of discussions on key bilateral economic pact' by The Straits Times

'Singapore, India to cut tariffs on 30 more products after trade pact review' by The Business Times

'Singapore tribute to Gandhi' by Tabla, an Indian community publication in Singapore

'Focus on digital growth' by Tabla

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