The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 9th edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Summit on 18th January,2019. The 9th Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit will witness the participation of Heads of States, Captains of global industry and Thought Leaders.

The 9th Vibrant Gujarat 2019 Summit will provide a forum for discussion on Global, National and State-level agendas with a sharp focus on all round economic development for a ‘New India’.

In addition to the flagship events organized as part of Vibrant Gujarat, the 9th edition of the Summit will also witness the launch of a completely new set of forums aimed at diversifying the nature of knowledge sharing at the Summit, and intensifying the level of networking between participants.

The entire idea of Vibrant Gujarat, was conceptualized by Shri Narendra Modi, in his term as Chief Minister of the State. From its beginnings in 2003, Vibrant Gujarat has now become a global networking platform, for all States of India, to participate, and promote investment. The Summit has evolved into a platform for brainstorming on agendas of global socio-economic development, in addition to being a facilitator for knowledge sharing and forging effective partnerships.

The 8th Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, held in January 2017, witnessed participation from 25,000+ delegates from 100+ countries, including 4 Heads of States, Nobel Laureates, Captains of global industry and Thought Leaders.

Highlights of Vibrant Gujarat 2019

Roundtable for Opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education & Research in India

This roundtable will be attended by eminent educationists of India and key policy makers in Government of India and State Governments. The discussions in the roundtable will be put together as the “Roadmap for opportunities in STEM Education & Research in India”.

Exhibition on Futuristic Technologies and Space Exploration

Offering a vision of the future of space travel.

International Conference on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Vibrant Gujarat Global Trade Show

This flagship Trade Show is spread over an area of 200,000 sq. Mts., and showcases exhibits covering 25 sectors.

Seminar on Port Led Development & Strategies to establish India as the Trans-shipment Hub of Asia

The seminar will involve discussion on themes relevant to future development of the transport sector in Gujarat and India.

Seminar on Make in India

The seminar will showcase the Success Stories of Make in India program & key interventions taken by Government to ensure the success of the program.

Seminar on Opportunities for Industry in Defence & Aerospace

This seminar is planned with the objective to sensitize participants about opportunities in defence and aeronautics in Gujarat, and to deliberate on a way forward for India and Gujarat to emerge as a manufacturing hub for defence and aeronautics.

Mobility Led Urban Development

The event will involve deliberations on creating livable cities using mobility as a vehicle to drive Urban Development by incorporating the use of advanced technology, parking solutions, electric vehicles and big data.

Sustainable Technology Driven Agriculture for New India

Textile Conclave – Exploring growth potential of Textile for Building New India

Taking forward the vision of the Honourable Prime Minister for a New India, the Textile Conclave will have participation from industry captains, Government leaders, policy makers and think tanks to deliberate, discuss and arrive at a way forward to sustain the growth of textile industry in India, and to support the initiative of creating a New India.

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21st India – Russia Annual Summit
December 07, 2021

President of the Russian Federation, H.E. Mr. Vladimir Putin, paid a working visit to New Delhi on 06 December 2021 for the 21st India – Russia Annual summit with Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

2. President Putin was accompanied by a high level delegation. Bilateral talks between Prime Minister Modi and President Putin were held in a warm and friendly atmosphere. The two leaders expressed satisfaction at the sustained progress in the ‘Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership’ between both countries despite the challenges posed by the Covid pandemic. They welcomed the holding of the first meeting of the 2+2 Dialogue of Foreign and Defence Ministers and the meeting of the Inter-Governmental Commission on Military & Military-Technical Cooperation in New Delhi on 6 December 2021.

3. The leaders underscored the need for greater economic cooperation and in this context, emphasized on new drivers of growth for long term predictable and sustained economic cooperation. They appreciated the success story of mutual investments and looked forward to greater investments in each others’ countries. The role of connectivity through the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) and the proposed Chennai - Vladivostok Eastern Maritime Corridor figured in the discussions. The two leaders looked forward to greater inter-regional cooperation between various regions of Russia, in particular with the Russian Far-East, with the States of India. They appreciated the ongoing bilateral cooperation in the fight against the Covid pandemic, including humanitarian assistance extended by both countries to each other in critical times of need.

4. The leaders discussed regional and global developments, including the post-pandemic global economic recovery, and the situation in Afghanistan. They agreed that both countries share common perspectives and concerns on Afghanistan and appreciated the bilateral roadmap charted out at the NSA level for consultation and cooperation on Afghanistan. They noted that both sides shared common positions on many international issues and agreed to further strengthen cooperation at multilateral fora, including at the UN Security Council. President Putin congratulated Prime Minister Modi for India’s ongoing non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council and successful Presidency of BRICS in 2021. Prime Minister Modi congratulated Russia for its ongoing chairmanship of the Arctic Council.

5. The Joint Statement titled India-Russia: Partnership for Peace, Progress and Prosperity aptly covers the state and prospects of bilateral ties. Coinciding with the visit, several Government-to-Government Agreements and MoUs, as well as those between commercial and other organizations of both countries, were signed in different sectors such as trade, energy, science & technology, intellectual property, outer space, geological exploration, cultural exchange, education, etc. This is a reflection of the multifaceted nature of our bilateral partnership.

6. President Putin extended an invitation to Prime Minister Modi to visit Russia for the 22nd India-Russia Annual Summit in 2022.