Stalwarts Say

John Chambers, Executive Chairman, Cisco
John Chambers, Executive Chairman, Cisco
June 25, 2017

PM Narendra Modi, one of the world’s great leaders, is creating innovative outcomes for win-win partnerships between US and India.

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Jeff Bezos, CEO, Amazon
Jeff Bezos, CEO, Amazon
June 25, 2017

Terrific meeting with PM Narendra Modi. Always impressed, energized by optimism and invention in India. Excited to keep investing and growing.

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Marillyn Hewson, Chairman, President and CEO, Lockheed Martin
Marillyn Hewson, Chairman, President and CEO, Lockheed Martin
June 25, 2017

The meeting with Prime Minister Modi was very productive and I appreciated the opportunity to discuss ways we can strengthen the ties between our two countries. Lockheed Martin has a strong history of working in partnership with Indian government and industry to deliver products and technologies that support national security for India and the region, while generating economic benefit and jobs in U.S. and India.

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Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google
Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google
June 25, 2017

The meeting with PM Modi was very good, it was a discussion across many industries. I think everyone is excited to invest more in India and I am excited as to what we all can do together. Looking forward to GST roll out, It was difficult; excited to see it happen. It shows you can achieve reform by pushing for it. 

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MS Swaminathan, Agriculture Scientist
MS Swaminathan, Agriculture Scientist
June 13, 2017

The Modi Govt has implemented several Farmers’ Commission recommendations. These include providing improved seeds, soil health cards, farmers’ commission recommendations on improved insurance, irrigated area increase & farmer’s welfare added to agriculture ministry's responsibility have been implemented… Rural women contribute 50% agricultural work. Special efforts have been made to promote their market skills through agri-universities & private sector. 

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Ian Bremmer, President, Eurasia Group
Ian Bremmer, President, Eurasia Group
June 07, 2017

You've got a prime minister who is enormously popular because he is clean and he is capable. He is truly incorruptible. In a country of well over a billion people, the fact that you finally have a leader that normally doesn't take any money himself but ensures that people around him don't. His policies are first and foremost oriented at trying to take the wealth and resources of the Indian country and get it to the people who actually need them and get rid of all of the ugly layers of bureaucracy. And it's given him enough capital politically to allow him to do things like build infrastructure and create a national goods and service tax and start to begin to reform the Indian system in a way that it will allow it to grow in a greater degree.

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Safra Catz, CEO, Oracle
Safra Catz, CEO, Oracle
May 15, 2017

India has become one of the most vibrant and exciting markets in recent times and many of the greatest minds and biggest operations are expanding here... India’s political leadership —both at the Centre and states—is focused on leapfrogging into future. It is not hampered by legacy systems. Digital India is the only way to empower citizens, improve transparency and accountability. The leadership team is focusing on empowerment and services; for companies like us that build tools, the opportunities are unlimited.

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Muttiah Muralitharan, Cricketer, Sri Lanka
Muttiah Muralitharan, Cricketer, Sri Lanka
May 13, 2017

It is a pleasant surprise for me that PM Modi mentioned my name in his address. India is the largest democracy in the world and it is really a great honour for me because he was mentioning that in my country and was talking about the identity of my community. It’s a great thing... For Sri Lanka, India is like an elder brother. That s the kind of relationship we share. We need India's help and India can help us in so many ways. That will be great for our country... We love PM Modi like everyone does. He has taken a lot of steps for the people of India. He has done so many things so far and his popularity is growing more. You can see that during election season. I think people love him.

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Mark Mobius, Executive Chairman, Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Group
Mark Mobius, Executive Chairman, Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Group
May 08, 2017
I think in India the reason why we have seen this good market is the reforms Prime Minister Narendra Modi is making. First of all, the tax rules are being changed, and that is a big, big win. The fact that he has been successful in the (recent state) polls, also gives people confidence that the ongoing reforms will continue. These are main factors underpinning this rally. I was worried demonetisation might weaken Modi; but, in fact, it didn’t. He pulled that off successfully. I think the rally will last.
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Baba Ramdev, Yoga Guru
Baba Ramdev, Yoga Guru
May 04, 2017

PM Narendra Modi is a Rashtra Gaurav and Vishwa Nayak who has made India very proud at the world stage. We are honouring him as a Rashtra Rishi... The aspirations of 125 crore people of India are reflected in PM Modi. Under PM Modi’s leadership, India is being transformed. Government changed and systems are being transformed under PM Modi’s leadership. Till Narendra Modi ji is our Prime Minister, India can never fall.

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Bill Gates, Co-founder, Microsoft
Bill Gates, Co-founder, Microsoft
April 26, 2017

India is winning the war on human waste...Nearly three years ago, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made one of the boldest comments on public health that I have ever heard from an elected official...I can't think of another time when a national leader has broached such a sensitive topic so frankly and so publicly.

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Frank Appel, CEO of Deutsche Post DHL Group
Frank Appel, CEO of Deutsche Post DHL Group
April 24, 2017

India has done some pretty good reforms which were tough in the beginning but will be right-paced going forward. You have a prime minister who has more vision than the western politicians. He takes drastic actions like demonetization but gets positive feedback in the elections.

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