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PM Modi at Shangri-La Dialogue : 'Contests must not turn into conflict, differences must not be allowed to become disputes'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong agreed to deepen the bilateral economic ties and build on defence cooperation as the two sides signed eight agreements.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Singapore [ Updated: June 01, 2018 18:52 IST ]
PM Modi at Shangri-La Dialogue

PM Modi at Shangri-La Dialogue

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a three-day visit to Singapore as part of his five-day three-nation South-East Asia visit, met President Halimah Yacob and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana. Earlier in the day, PM Modi was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Istana, the office of the President of the Republic of Singapore. Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was also present during the event.

PM Modi delivered the keynote address at the strategically important Shangri- La Dialogue a short while ago in Singapore. PM Modi became the first Indian Prime Minister to deliver the keynote address at the International Institute for Strategic Studies Shangri-La Dialogue. 

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6:34 pm: There are temptations of the worst lessons of history. There is also a path of wisdom. It summons us to rise above a narrow view of our interests and recognise that each of us can serve our interests better when we work together as equals in the larger good of all nations: PM Modi

6:32 pm: Competition is normal. But, contests must not turn into conflict; differences must not be allowed to become disputes

6:31 pm: When we can work together, we will be able to meet the real challenges of our times: PM Modi

 

6:30 pm: When we can work together, we will be able to meet the real challenges of our times: PM Modi

6:26 pm: Solutions cannot be found behind walls of protection, but in embracing change. What we seek is a level playing field for all. India stands for open and stable international trade regime: PM Modi

​6:24 pm: India's vision for the Indo-Pacific Region is a positive one. And, it has many elements: PM Modi

​6:23 pm: We should all be equally permitted to benefit from the use of common spaces on sea and in the air without discrimination: PM Modi

6:22 pm: We believe that our common prosperity and security require us to evolve, through dialogue, a common rules-based order for the region. And, it must equally apply to all individually as well as to the global commons: PM Modi

6:20 pm: India stands for a free, open, inclusive Indo-Pacific region, which embraces us all in a common pursuit of progress and prosperity. It includes all nations in this geography as also others beyond who have a stake in it: PM Modi

6:18 pm: Our principal mission is transforming India to a New India by 2022, when independent India will be 75 years young: PM Modi

​6:12 pm: The Indian Ocean has shaped much of India’s history and it now holds the key to our future: PM Modi

​6:10 pm: Our principal mission is transforming India to a New India by 2022, when independent India will be 75 years young: PM Modi

6:08 pm: This is a world of inter-dependent fortunes and failures.No nation can shape and secure it on its own. It is a world that summons us to rise above divisions and competition to work together.Is that possible? Yes. It is possible.I see ASEAN as an example and inspiration: PM Modi

 

6:05 pm: For thousands of years, Indians have turned to the east not just to see the sun rise but also to pray for its light to spread over the world: PM Modi

6:04 pm: Singapore is our springboard to the ASEAN. It has been, for centuries, a gateway for India to the broader East: PM Modi at Shangri-La Dialogue

6:00 pm: PM Modi begins keynote address at the Shangri-La Dialogue

3:05 pm: Discussions were held on strategic and economic issues, technology and innovation. PM in his discussion to leadership of Singapore conveyed our intention to play a balanced and constructive cooperative role in advancing peace and stability in entire region: MEA on PM Modi's visit to Singapore

2:35 pm: PM Modi, Singapore Minister of Education Ong Kung and President NTU Subra Suresh plant a neem tree at Nanyang Technical University campus

02:01 pm: Technology is what empowers people. A technology-driven society breaks social barriers. Technology has to be affordable and user-friendly. We should not see every disruption as destruction. People were apprehensive about computers but see how computers changed human history: PM Modi tells students at Nanyang Technical University

01:57 pm: Technology is aiding human creativity. Various social media platforms have given voice to millions, says PM Narendra Modi

01:55 pm: We have progressed through the ages due to innovation and due to ethics as well as humanitarian values: PM Modi

01:50 pm: Space technology helps us in properly mapping our development infrastructure - be it in terms of where do we need more schools, better roads, added hospitals: PM Modi.

01:45 pm: In human history, India and China have dominated global trade for centuries. At the same time, there was no conflict. We must think of furthering connectivity without any conflict: PM Narendra Modi at Nanyang Technical University.

01:35 pm: The entire world is convinced that 21st century belongs to Asia. What is important is, if we Asians feel the same: PM Narendra Modi at Nanyang Technical University.

01:30 pm: PM Narendra Modi is interacting with students and professors at Nanyang Technical University in Singapore. 

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10:52 am: I am happy to note that Indian companies use Singapore as a springboard for not only this country but for the entire ASEAN region. For Singaporean companies, as India progress and develops, opportunities are coming up: PM Modi.

10:51 am: I was happy to see that CEO's of many important companies are looking at India with confidence. Both the countries are going to enter into a new 'Air Service Agreement' really soon and we are soon going to preview it: PM Narendra Modi.

10:50 am: We have been able to conclude successfully the second review of comprehensive economic cooperation agreement but we agreed this is not just our target and goal but this only means to an end & officials will soon start discussing how to reform and upgrade this further: PM Modi

Watch: PM Modi visits Nanyang Technical University in Singapore

10:45 am: We have launched initial link for our payment systems NETS and RuPay. Indian tourists will be able to use their RuPay cards for electronic payments at Changi airport and selected operators across Singapore: PM of Singapore  Lee Hsien Loong

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09:50 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore at the Istana

09:00 am:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets President of Singapore Halimah Yacob at the Istana.

08:47 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives a ceremonial welcome at the Istana, the office of the President of the Republic of Singapore. Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong also present.

Earlier on Thursday, Prime Minister Modi visited the India-Singapore Enterprise and Innovation Exhibition at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre and also viewed an exhibition of 30 startups from the two countries. The day-long exhibition, titled InSpreneur 2.0, is an initiative led by the Indian High Commission in Singapore.

While addressing the community-cum-business event named 'Anushasan' on Thursday at the Marina Bay Sand on Thursday, Prime Minister Modi termed India-Singapore’s bilateral relationship as “warmest and closest”. He also said that Singapore had become a partner and bridge between India and ASEAN". Addressing the Indian diaspora in Singapore, PM Modi said, "The course of India's centuries-old Silk route also ran through Singapore. The human link is deep and enduring, which lives in the Singaporean Indians." 

Earlier the Prime Minister visited Indonesia and Malaysia in the first leg of his five-day South-East Asia visit.

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