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Why Modi Most Sought After

Updated: November 29, 2014 7:15 am

Narendra Modi may not have as yet joined the ranks of world leaders, but he seems to have broken the record of the number of Heads of States wanting to meet him. Why such curiosity? His US visit and the out of way welcome and honour accorded to him, could be one reason for other leaders in different countries wanting to personally see who the Modi is.

Then Modi within six months has initiated various schemes and measures which promise recovery of economy, flow of investments, and raised the hopes of the peoples. More importantly, leaders of almost all major countries have already come and held talks with him. China, Japan and the US have agreed to invest heavily. A man who can attract and gain the trust of so many world leaders must have something in him.

He has something special about him, though he has got so much exposure yet he still is enigmatic, said a senior diplomat of a Far Eastern country. No wonder around 20 bilateral meetings have been lined up, including first-time interactions with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s three-nation 10-day tour that began recently. Modi would be holding around 13-14 bilateral meetings during his Nov 12-13 visit to Myanmar, where he is to attend, for the first time, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-India Summit and the East Asia Summit in capital Nay Pyi Taw. He will meet the Chinese premier, also for the first time, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin announced at a briefing .

The Prime Minister travels to Australia to attend the G20 meeting in Brisbane Nov 15-16, and will be meeting Merkel. He will also have bilateral meetings with British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande, Canada’s Premier Stephen Harper and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.

No other Indian Prime Minister has been so much in demand. This is a matter of pride for the country.

In the six months in power which he would complete on Nov 26, Modi would have interacted with most of the global leaders, with the exception perhaps of Africa. An India-Africa summit, scheduled to have been held with 54 heads of government later this month, was put off due to Ebola fears.

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